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: 2011/2012
  • Producer: Fantinel
  • Primary grape: Merlot
  • Secondary grape: Cabernet Franc
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • Code: 34113
  • Expression: Ring