We have imagined a wine that represents our aptitude for experimentation, stepping out of the groove that has already been traced, and that for this reason will remain in the memory of those who try it.
Typology: DOLOMITES VINEYARDS
Vinification: IN RED WITH SOFT PRESSING
Refinement: FRENCH OAK TONNEAUX
Alcohol Degree: 13%
Production Area: Feltre
Vineyards: Rive di Mugnai
Pruning form: guyot
Harvest period: first week of October
Yield per hectare: 80 q
Grape harvest: strictly hand-picked, with careful selection of the best clusters.
Undoubtedly L’Ombra del Falco represents Tenuta Crodarossa’s most complex wine: a pure Merlot Vigneti delle Dolomiti from overripe grapes that matures twelve months in barrels and turns on soft, captivating sensory registers, a dynamic structure thanks to the altitude of the planting.
The strictly hand-done harvest takes place in the fine Rive di Mugnai, in the Feltrino area. Here, as early as 1517, a statute, signed by 37 small entities, officially sanctioned the beginning of grape history in the Valbelluna.
Vinification: in red with soft pressing. The crushed grapes are fermented in French oak tonneaux according to the vinification integral method for 25 days with continuous stirring. At the end of fermentation, the tonneaux are topped up and a two-month post-fermentation maceration is carried out, during which the malolactic fermentation is also completed. Once racking has taken place, the resulting wine is placed back into the tonneaux for further ageing.
Maturation: 12 months in 400 l French oak tonneaux (Tonnellerie Baron).
Refinement: 6 months in bottle.
Alcohol: 13 %
Organoleptic characteristics: Intense ruby red wine. A scent of spicy notes stand out as a prelude to hints of overripe red fruits, cherry, blackberry and redcurrant. Pleasantly fresh, complex and intense taste with pleasant velvety sensations. Bottle always stored horizontally in a cool, ventilated place.
Serving temperature: 18-19°C
Food pairings: goes well with game dishes, stewed or barbecued meats, roast lamb, mature cheeses.