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

Varietal:

60% Merlot 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Cabernet Franc

Vineyard:

Cjarandon (2.5 acres)

Yield:

1.5-1.6 kg per vine

Aging:

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

Alcohol content:

13.5%

Age of vines:

25 years

Average altitude:

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

Recent press reviews

91

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."