Count Rambaldo VIII was a wise count and a valiant knight, and it was he who, in the 12th century, built the San Salvatore castle, which rises high over the vineyard-clad San Salvatore hill. He was solid and rigorous in character, the characteristics of this wine, too, a blend of grapes whose names are synonymous with the history of the viticulture practiced by the Collaltos from the Middle Ageas on: Cabernet, Merlot, and Refosco.
Rambaldo VIII Rosso Riserva
Refosco, Cabernet e Merlot
Rambaldo VIII, Colli trevigiani IGT
Appearance: Orange-flecked ruby red. Bouquet: Scents of wild berry fruit, along with impressions of black liquorice, cocoa powder, and Oriental spices. Palate: Warm and smooth, armonious and well balanced, with the perfect level of tannins. Rambaldo VIII has the potential for longterm ageing in the bottle.
How to enjoy it
Smooth and alcohol-rich, with judicious tannins and a firm structure, this red is an ideal partner to dishes such as grilled meats (pork, sausages, ham) and brings out the qualities of any recipe with game. It pairs beautifully with aged and fullflavoured cheeses.
Rambaldo VIII in detail
Grapes: Cabernet, Merlot and Refosco grown exclusively
Location: vineyards in the vicinity of Castello di San Salvatore
Soils: predominantly clay
Yield per hectare: 70 quintals
Harvest period: 20 September – 10 October
Viniﬁcation: this wine is made with late-harvested grapes. After the grapes are destemmed and pressed, the wine ferments and macerates on the skins for 15-20 days; it then undergoes malolactic fermentation, followed by filtration and maturation.
Maturation: 48 months in 5hl tonneaux and large 40hl oak barrels, followed by 8-12 months in the bottle in the cellar.
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Acidity: 5 g/l