Lis Neris is the main red wine from the estate. It distinguishes itself for its Bordeaux-like profile (90-95% Merlot and 5-10% Cabernet Sauvignon) and for its full-blooded Friulian character. A warm and rich wine, with refined tannins and a very long aftertaste.
The first vintage of production was 1989, when Cabernet had the main role, but through the years Merlot got more and more dominant, bringing in its warmth and smoothness.
Grape varieties: 90-95% Merlot, 5-10% Cabernet Sauvignon
Growing area: San Lorenzo Isontino, Marano del Friuli - Gorizia
Soil type: calcareous, gravel soils on a broad alluvial shelf 60/45 metres above sea level
Average age of vines: 10 years
Training system: Guyot
Intensity of plant: 5.600 vines/ha
Vinification: soaking in stainless steel tanks lasts 10/15 days at 26/28°C, with regular délestage. Twenty months maturation in 225-litre French oak barrels is followed by 12 months bottle ageing at the cellars.
Ageing potential: 10 years
Serving temperature: 16/18°C
Food pairing: roast leg of kid with rosemary.