Collio Rosso Cjarandon DOC

Ronco dei Tassi is a family-owned and run estate, founded in 1989 when Fabio Coser and his wife Daniela bought their first 9 hectares (22 acres) in Collio Goriziano, in the township of Cormons in Friuli. The estate now extends 30 hectares (75 acres) of which 18 (45 acres) are under vine, all located in a beautiful natural park, which is protected by the region of Friuli. Ronco dei Tassi takes its name from the way the vineyard are set up: ronchi in Italian means terracing. They are set up this way so the vines get the most sun possible. While tassi, means badger in Italian, which reminds us of the small groups of badgers that visit the property during harvest to sample the ripe and juicy grapes.

The winemaking team believes that great wines are made in the vineyard and they thus spend a lot of time up close and personal with the vines with the aim of cultivating perfect and healthy grapes to be transformed, using the least invasive and most natural ways possible, preserving the innate characteristics of the grapes, the terroir and of course, the vintage.

A very special red only released in excellent vintages. A Bordeaux bland of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from a very small vineyard. The wines ages in a mix of new and used barrique for thirty months and then in bottle for twenty-four months. Black cherry, eucalyptus and a long finish.


Wine exported to

Japan, Canada, Australia

Grape Varieties:

60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon , 10% Cabernet Franc

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Type of yeast:

Selected

Fermentation temperature:

25-30 °C (77-86 °F)

Length of maceration:

18/20 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Fining agent:

none

Aging containers:

Barriques

Container size:

225 l

Container age:

80% new - 20% second use

Type of oak:

Allier

Bottling period:

July

Aging before bottling:

30 months

Aging in bottle:

24 months

Closure:

Diam Cork

Organic:

No

Vineyard name:

Cjarandon

Vineyard location:

Cormons, Friuli Venezia Giulia

Vineyard size:

1 hectare (2.5 acres)

Soil composition:

Arenaceous marl

Vine training:

Spurred Cordon

Altitude:

180 meters (590 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

5,000 vines per hectare

Yield:

1.2-1.3 kg per vine

Exposure:

Southern, southeastern

Years planted:

1989

Age of vines:

30 years

Time of harvest:

early October

First vintage of this wine:

1994

Total yearly production (in bottles):

6,000

Tasting notes:

Intense ruby red with subtle garnet reflections from the 4th year of cellar age, the nose is ample, intense and persistent, with excellent fruit and increasing complexity; on the palate, round, full, intense, with a beautifully long finish.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).

Food pairings:

Flavorful first courses, red meat, seasoned cheese

Aging potential:

20 years

Alcohol:

Alc. cont. 13.5% by vol.

Winemaker:

Fabio Coser