Obiz Natissa Rosso 2017

Named after the river Natissa
Merlot and Refosco (Refosk)
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Notes: Blackberry Strawberry Tobacco, Vanilla

Body: Full

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: Medium -

Tannin: Medium

Alcohol (%): 14

Origin: Fruli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Maker: Obiz


  • Merlot
  • Refosco (Refosk)

Fermentation: Heavy Wood


Decanting: 2 hours

Asian Food Pairing: Wok fried beef fillets, Black lentil dal,

Western Food Pairing: Mature and blue cheeses, venison stew, grilled steak


Obiz Natissa Rosso 2017

Obiz Natissa Rosso has an intense ruby red colour that turns shades of garnet with the passing of time. Intense and complex nose of wild berries, tobacco spice and vanilla. Dry, soft and full-bodied with gentle tannins and velvety texture on the palate. Persuasive flavours that lead into a long and pleasant finish of wild berries, tobacco and vanilla spice.

Fun fact: Named after the river Natissa, which carried Roman ships from Aquileia to the Adriatic Sea. Today, seabirds nest along the river course.

Selection of the best Merlot and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso grapes. The fruit comes from vines that grow in sandy clay soils of alluvial origin in DOC Friuli Aquileia.

Separate harvest of the two varieties in the first 10 days of September. Destemming of the grapes, then maceration for 12 days at 26–28°C. Frequent delestage to obtain an intense and full-bodied wine. After malolactic fermentation, the wines are blended and age in French oak barriques and tonneau for 12 months.