Casa Vinicola Antonutti is a winery in Friuli Venezia Giulia. The four generations of the Antonutti family have been growing grapes in the heart of the Grave del Friuli for just over a hundred years. The winery now owns about fifty hectares of vineyards. The rivers Meduna, Cellina and Taglimento have brought large amounts of dolomite limestone into the area, and the area itself is protected from northerly winds, but benefits from its proximity to the sea. Antonutti grape grows in a place called Barbeano, where the soil is pebbled. The difference between day and night temperatures is large, so the grapes can be harvested later when they are already full of aromas.
Tendentially clayey soils of morainic origin, eastern Friuli. Guyot-trained vines with a plant density of 4500 vines and 50/60 q of grapes per hectare. Soft pressing of the grapes. Maceration and fermentation in steel. Ageing in barriques for eighteen months. Refinement in the bottle.
Deep ruby red colour. The nose is immediately important with aromas of fruit jam, black cherry and cherry. Thanks to its longevity, the aromas evolve and hints of cocoa, chocolate and leather emerge. Great structure, complex, elegant and velvety.
Recommended serving temperature: 18° — 20°C
Ideal with spicy dishes, meats and mature cheeses.