Wine Details

Ronco Dei Tassi Cjarandon Rosso Riserva Collio DOC

The only red wine produced by Ronco dei Tassi, the Cjarandon Riserva is released exclusively in favorable vintages for Collio reds. The wine takes its name from the vineyard where the grapes for this “Super Friulian” are grown, and this predominantly Merlot (with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) blend is aged for two years in Allier oak barrels plus an additional year in bottle, giving its intense ruby red color subtle garnet reflections as well. The nose is generous, intense and persistent with notes of dark fruit, black pepper and graphite. On the palate, the Cjarandon is bright and juicy, round, full and intense with a fine dusting of tannins and a beautifully long finish.

Region:

Producer:

Ronco Dei Tassi

Classification:

Collio DOC

Variety:

60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

Number of bottles produced:

6,000 bottles

Production area:

Cjarandon vineyard, Cormons (2.5 acres)

Altitude:

150 meters (492 feet) a.s.l.

Age of vines:

25 years

Yield:

1.5-1.6 kg per vine

Training:

Spurred cordon

Vinification:

Fermentation in stainless steel tank for 18-20 days at controlled temperature

Refining:

24 months in Allier barriques (60% new, 40% second use) plus an additional 24 months in bottle

Alcohol content:

13.5%

Soil:

Arenaceous marl

Time of harvest:

September

Harvest:

Manual

Recent press reviews

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Ronco Dei Tassi Cjarandon Rosso Riserva Collio DOC 2015

International Wine Review (92)- "Dark ruby red. Reveals an earthy, toasty oak and dark plum bouquet. Good volume and balance in the mouth with firm acidity and flavors that repeat the bouquet–hint of mushroom complementing plum and other dark red fruit, finishing with very good length. A 60% Merlot based blend with 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc sourced from the 1.0 ha Cjarandon vineyard and aged 2 years in 60% new Allier oak barrels. "

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Ronco Dei Tassi Cjarandon Rosso Riserva Collio DOC 2015

Italian Wine Report (92)- "A blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc; matured in 60% new barriques, 40% used barriques. Bright, medium deep ruby red; aromas of black currant, black cherry and lavender. Medium-full with a layered mid-palate, this has very good acidity, excellent ripeness, impressive persistence and well-integrated wood notes. Notable complexity and typicity; enjoy over the next 5-7 years."

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Ronco Dei Tassi Cjarandon Rosso Riserva Collio DOC 2015

Wine Advocate (91)- "A blend of mostly Merlot with smaller parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the Ronco dei Tassi 2015 Collio Rosso Riserva Cjarandon boasts a deep, dark color and concentrated aromas of black fruit and plum. The backbone of the wine is quite acidic and not particularly thick or fleshy. In the end, this wine delivers lots of pointed power and focus over a lean-bodied mouthfeel with freshness and herbal notes on the close. Pair it with a fatty meat, such as a typical Italian holiday dish of cotechino sausage and lentils. Exactly 5,938 numbered bottles and 300 magnums were released. I tasted bottle number 3,032."