Region: Friuli, Venezia Giuilia
Grape Variety: Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Lis Neris is the main red wine from the estate. It distinguishes itself for its Bordeaux-like profile (90-95% Merlot and 5-10% Cabernet Sauvignon) and for its full-blooded Friulian character.
A warm and rich wine, with refined tannins and a very long aftertaste. The first vintage of production was 1989, when Cabernet had the main role, but through the years Merlot got more and more dominant, bringing in its warmth and smoothness.
Lis Neris is located in the center of the famous wine growing region of Friuli, in the village of San Lorenzo, between the Slovenian border to the North and the right bank of the Isonzo river to the South.
More than 60 hectares of vineyards are planted in the most beautiful part of a broad shelf of calcareous gravel, dragged down by the melt waters from the glaciers of the Eastern Alps. San Lorenzo, which is a cooler area, is where most of the white varieties are grown while Corona and Romans, are warmer zones to the West of the winery, and where the reds are mainly planted.
It is here that, since 1879, four generations of the Lis Neris family have worked passionately to help create and develop one of Friuli’s most representative wine estates. In 1981 turning point materialized at the winery, and a new approach to production occurred. White wines proved to be the best expression of “terroir” and thus became the focal of production at Lis Neris.
Today, Les Neris Estate prominent standards apply both to there vineyard and wine practice. There goal is to produce the highest quality of wines while creating the ideal growing conditions.
|Serving Temperature||16 °C|
|Grape Variety||Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Cellaring||Ready to Drink / Keep|