He camouflages himself with leafy branches next to paths where he lies in wait to enjoy his favourite hobby of ensuring that unwitting human gatherers of firewood or berries trip over stones and roots. The Bèrgul loves woodland fruits and when he’s not busy playing tricks he spends his time filling himself with wild strawberries and blueberries. His favourite mushrooms are those that grow in beech woods, with a Rosso and a Bianco dei Colli Orientali, nancje a dîlu (it goes without saying).
Name: BERGUL ROSSO – Red Grapes – Denominazione Origine Controllata – Friuli Colli Orientali.
Grape variety: Old Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Schioppettino and Merlot dal Peduncolo Rosso biotypes.
Vine age: 10-30 years.
Territory: Terraced vineyards, marly soils with a good percentage of sand, exposure to east-south-west, altitude 150-250 m above sea level.
Training system: Classic single Guyot, 4-5 productive buds per trunk.
Production: 30-35 ql / ha.
Harvest: Manual in small crates, then checked on vibrating sorting table.
Vinification: The grapes ripen at different times and are handled separately in the fermentation and maceration phases. For the Refosco, fermentation takes place in 1000-litre oak vats for about
20-30 days, punched down by hand and then soft pressed. For the Merlot, this operation is carried out in concrete vats, while for the Schioppettino both oak and cement vats are used.
Ageing: Each grape variety is transferred to oak barrels, of various sizes, for about 18-20 months before being assembled in 1600-litre casks where they stay for 9-10 months. The wine is then bottled and left to age for about 12 months before being released for retailing.
Colour: Ruby-red with violet hues.
Serving temperature: 18°C.
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