The name comes from the Germanic tribe called Longobards who ruled Friuli and the northeast of Italy after the romans. It means ‘high farm’ as the wine is produced by using the grape varieties growing on the highest parts of our hills. The varieties used are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tazzelenghe in different ratios depending on the unique characteristics of each year’s harvest. The wine is matured in wooden barrels and aged in bottle before being ready to be commercialized.
Grape variety: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tazzelenghe.
Winemaking: 33% Cabernet Franc, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Tazzelenghe. Once the grapes are destemmed, fermentation starts with the must in contact with the skins for a few days. After pressing, resulting in separation of must and skins, the fermentation continues in wood until the wine is ready. The ageing in wooden containers makes this wine complex and round. Before being commercialized this wine is bottle-aged until it reaches full maturity.
Alcohol: 12,5% vol
Color: dark, deep red.
Bouquet: broad and strong, hint of vanilla.
Taste: good structure, aromatic, hint of tannin.
Serving suggestions: at room temperature is perfect with meat and mature cheese.