Merlot - 2017

Friuli - Venezia Giulia

Cepage Merlot

Appelation Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC

Vigneron Dri Il Roncat

red Red

Fresh wine, sappy, with the nose of red fruits. Perfect pairing with sausage risotto.


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For the degustation

Moment Dinner with friends, For every day

Garde Garde : 7 ans

Alcohol rate 13.5

Temperature 14°-16

Volume 0.75

Pairings Pasta with pork meat - Risotto - Champignon - Cotechino - Rabbit - Bagged rabbit - Pork - Pork sausages - Meat - Red meat - Roasted poultry

Wine making

Harvested at the end of October. Fermentation for 18–20 days partly in stainless steel tanks and partly in French barrels.


Ground : Marly

Terroir :

The vineyards of the Dri Il Roncat estate are the last before the mountains that separate Italy from Austria and Slovenia. Located in the small town of Ramandolo, at an altitude of 350 meters, the vineyards are exposed to the south and protected from the northern winds by the Bernadia Mountain. The soil is made up of eocenic marl.



Dri Il Roncat

Giovanni Dri is (re) known as a great gentleman of Friulan wine. In particular, he contributed to the promotion outside the borders of the rare and delicate Picolit grape variety, as well as the Ramandolo DOCG appellation, produced from the local Verduzzo grape variety. His father had sacrificed himself for him to attend school and find a stable job. But when he died in 1968, the call of the vine was irresistible and Giovanni took over the family farm.

On the 10 hectares of land, the “pocket handkerchief,” as he calls it, the last piece of vine before the mountains that separate Italy from Austria and Slovenia, he is now backed by Stefania, an oenologist of formation and who has inherited its hardened character.

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