Collio Rosso, Venko, Tenuta Sant' Helena, Fantinel

Collio Rosso, Venko, Tenuta Sant' Helena, Fantinel

A blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 10% Pinot Noir; the grapes are grown in the Collio vineyards around the tiny village of Vencò close to the Slovenian border. Harvested by hand, about 25% of the grapes go through the ?appassimento? process; they are dried for about two months on straw mats to concentrate the grapes flavours. After fermentation and a three week maceration the wine is aged for about two years in very large Allier and Slavonian oak barrels. The nose is vibrant with red berry aromas; the palate velvety and concentrated.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Producer: Fantinel
  • Primary grape: Merlot
  • Secondary grape: Cabernet Franc
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £19.18
  • Code: 34113
  • Expression: Ring