Bortoluzzi Rosso di Gemina IGT
40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Cabernet Franc. Intense ruby red with aromas of ripe red fruit, wild berry jam, and spices. The palate is warm, velvety and has good body and caressing tannins.
“For the Bortoluzzi family sensitivity is important, as is tradition. You must always be forward-looking in order to improve, but without forgetting what history and experience have taught you.“
Grapes: 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Cabernet Franc
Vineyards: From vineyards located close to Cormons, Gradisca & Fogliano Redipuglia
Altitude: 80-100 feet above sea level
Soil: Gravelly, red and grey terrain that is rich in minerals and microelements
Vine Training: Guyot
Vine Age: 15-20 years
Time of Harvest: Late September to early October
Vine Density: 1,820 vines per acre
Total Production: 4,000 bottles
Vinification Process: The grapes are harvested exclusively by hand; the stalks are removed, and the fruit undergoes 15 days’ fermentation at a temperature of 77° F.
Aging Process: The Merlot ages in barriques while the Cabernet Sauvignon ages in new and used (up to 3rd use) tonneaux for about 18 months. The Cabernet Franc ages in steel. The three varieties are then blended. The percentages of the three wines are vary based on the vintage and tastes of the oenologist. After barrel aging, the wine spends some time in steel tanks before bottling.
Alcohol Content: 13.50%
Winemaker: Giovanni Bortoluzzi
Cellaring: More than 10 Years
|Dimensions||10.2 × 13.4 × 12.0 in|
|Bottles per Case||
750 ml: 12 bottles per case