Merlot

GRAPES: Merlot
PRODUCTION AREA: North-east of Italy
ASPECT AND ELEVATION: 200 meters above sea level
SOIL TYPE: Gravelly, sandy and rich in minerals
TRAINING SYSTEM: Cordon spur
PLANTING DENSITY: 6000-7000 vines per hectare
HARVEST PERIOD: Second half of September
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13% vol
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3 g/ lit
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5,4 g/ lit
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16° - 18° C
RECOMMENDED GLASS: Medium-sized, tulip-shaped glass
AGEING POTENTIAL: Three years
FORMAT (ML): 750

WINEMAKING PROCESS

Fermentation on skins lasts for 15-20 days at a controlled temperature of 26° - 28° C. Malolactic fermentation with further ageing in large barrels. 

TASTING NOTE

Intense ruby red with light garnet reflections. Intense fragrance enhanced by raspberry, blackberry and ripe red fruit rounding off to delicate vanilla notes. On the palate, it is dry, well-balanced and full-bodied, enhanced by sweet delicate tannins. 

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Excellent with ripe cheeses, it pairs well with chicken and other light meats as well as lightly-spiced dark meats.