Probably is the best French grape varietal adapted for the soils and climate of Friuli. Our merlot is classic example of cool climate Merlot with Friulan terroir characteristics: elegance and delicate.
Average vineyard age: 40 years
Number of vines per hectare: 3.000
Training method: double guyot
Average yield: 60 quintals/ha
Harvesting period: middle of October
WINEMAKING AND AGING
Grapes are de-stemmed and then cold-macerate for 48 hours. The fermentation at the controlled temperature (26° -28°C ) in stainless steel tanks for 8-10 days. Daily délestage for color extraction and stabilization.
20% of wine aging in French oak barrels; the rest aging in stainless steel vats.
Color: Intense ruby red.
Nose: Slightly vinous with hints of red berries, sour cheery, plum and herb accompanied by toasted notes.
Palate: Cheerful acidity and appropriately tannic with palatable flavor; smooth, harmonious and excellent finish.
Pairs well with grilled red meats, roasted rabbit, pork cutlets, salted codfish and mature cheeses.
Serving temperature: 18°C / 64°F about
Alcohol (% vol.): 13.0 %
Total acidity (g/l): 5,50