Cantine Collalto - Rambaldo VIII Colli Trevigiani IGT 2007 - 0,75l
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A careful blend of only the finest-quality Cabernet, Merlot, and Refosco grapes yields this red wine dedicated to Rambaldo VIII, a knight renowned for his wisdom and ability, who in the 13th century built the Castello di San Salvatore. In homage to his character, this wine is impressively structured and abounds in rich, spicy fragrances, making it one of Collalto’s most sought-after wines.
Grapes: Refosco, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Treviso-area native grapes
Serving temperature: 20°C
Acidity: 5 g/l
GROWING AREA PROFILE
Location: Vineyards surrounding the Castello di San Salvatore
Elevation: 50 metres
Soil profile: Clay
Vineyard density: 4,800 vines/hectare
VINIFICATION AND AGEING
Vineyard yield: 70 q/ha
Harvest period: October 10-25
Pressing: De-stemming and gentle pressing
Fermentation containers: 50 hl oak vats
Fermentation period: ca. 20 days at 25-28oC
Maceration period: 20 days on the skins
Malolactic fermentation: Following the initial fermentation
Maturation containers: Large oak botti and small barriques
Maturation period: ca. 24 months
Bottling period: Following maturation
Bottle ageing: Almost one year
Appearance: Orange-flecked ruby red.
Bouquet: Scents of wild berry fruit, along with impressions of black liquorice, cocoa powder, and Oriental spices
Palate: Warm and smooth, harmonious and well balanced, with the perfect level of tannins
Smooth and alcohol-rich, with judicious tannins and a firm structure, this red is an ideal partner to dishes such as grilled
meats (pork, sausages, ham) and brings out the qualities of any recipe with game. It pairs beautifully with aged and full-
flavoured cheeses. Rambaldo VIII has the potential for long-term ageing in the bottle
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