International Rum Festival 2003 - Gold Medal Winner
Background: Rocca Bernada wine growers since 1559. The vineyards are terraced into the hillside descending from the villa. Behind them rise the Julian Alps, which protect the grapes from the cold winds. The production philosophy of the winery is clear: territory, native grapes, and wines with the strong imprint of Friuli. Described by Forbes Magazine as a precious commodity. Rocca Bernarda belongs to the Order of Malta. The order has a long tradition of humanitarian aid-nurturing and serving the poor and sick- which become reality through humanitarian projects and social assistance in 120 countries.
Grape Varietal: Hand-harvested Cabernet Franc grapes from the terraced vineyards surrounding the ancient castle.
Country of Origin: Italian
Appellation: Friuli Colli Orientali D.O.C.
Tasting Notes: Its aromas are intense, balanced, and fruity with floral and herbaceous notes. On the palate, it reveals a great structure and a full-bodied, velvety flavor.
Food Suggestion: A wine which is considered to be very food-friendly because of its savory herbaceousness.Pairs well with earthy dishes; wild game, lamb, grilled steak, or chops.