Count Brandino Brandolini, a native Venetian, grows top quality Cabernet Franc, Refosco and Merlot grapes at his family’s picture-perfect Vistorta and Cordignano estates in the Friuli area of northeast Italy. From these historic properties, he proudly presents Treanni (treh-ahn-ee), or three years,” an inventive red blend uniting select batches of wine from three consecutive vintages.
Much like a painter relies on different hues from a palette to create a work of art, Brandolini judiciously brings together the freshness of a young wine, the complexity and concentration of a two-year-old wine, and the elegance of a mature wine to yield this seamless composition of aroma, flavor and texture. Vibrant and younger, yet captivatingly complex and processed, Treanni is designed to inspire the senses.
High-density, low-yield vineyard plots in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northeast Italy. The dirt is definitely well-drained and rich in clay and limestone.
33% Refosco, 33% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc – batches from three separate vintages
Each variety is fermented separately using traditional reddish vinification techniques. The batches rest briefly and then assemblage takes place, when the wine is definitely blended together with batches from the previous two vintages. The result is definitely a nonvintage red wine comprising Refosco, Merlot and Cabernet Franc from three consecutive vintages.
Multifacted and captivating, blending new, ripe aromas of reddish and black color berry fruit with deeper notes of dark cherry, plum and spice.
Palate unites the freshness of ayoung wine with the complexity and elegance of maturing wine.