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Merlot

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Merlot, a vineyard torn from the valley floor and grown on our farm at an altitude of 600 meters. Who ever would have thought that this mountain valley would produce such an evocative wine. Even with our steep and poor soils, we have a finished wine with elegance and complexity. We drink it with satisfaction knowing that great reds can also be produced in the mountains.

GRAPES: Merlot

COUNTRY: Italy

REGION: Trentino – Alto Adige

SURFACE: 2.5 Ha – 7000 plants /ha

PLANTING DENSITY: 2.00 x 0.7

ALTITUDE: 550 m / ASL – south, south-west exposure

TRAINING SYSTEM: spurred cordon

PLANTING YEAR: 2002

YIELD PER HECTARE: 6000 kilos

HARVEST: after mid-October, done by hand after careful selection

VINIFICATION: destemming, red vinification with fermentation and maceration of the skins for 2 weeks.

AGEING: in barriques for 13 months and further bottle ageing.

ALCOHOL PERCENTAGE BY VOL: 13.50%

ORGANOLEPTIC EXAMINATION: ruby ​​red, long, and velvety and persistent aroma with marked notes of fruit. Full, harmonious, soft, and long flavour.

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18° C

RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRINGS
It is an ideal wine to accompany thick soups, grilled meats, aged cheeses, and main courses.
MERLOT

Merlot is a French red grape variety whose name derives from the raids carried out by “merlotto” (the young blackbird), greedy for its sweet grapes. It arrived in Trentino - Alto Adige around 1880 and immediately found very favourable environmental conditions.

Merlot is widely spread throughout the territory as it is versatile and can be used in many different ways. Cultivated with high yields per hectare (8000 -10000 kilos per hectare). It gives young wines great freshness, and when yields drop down to 2000 -3000 kilos, Merlot transforms into a vine capable of generating wines of great structure. This is probably the reason why, even in Trentino, Merlot is one of the most favoured red wines by producers, both large and small.