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Published: 3 August 2016

Merlot

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.

VARIETAL
Merlot

VINEYARD
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.

TASTING PROFILE
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.

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red wines

Published: 3 August 2016

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Food pairing

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

Totaly acidity (g/l)

5.50
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