DENOMINATION: IGT Venezia Giulia
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Merlot
Altitude, 30 mt. a.s.l.
Type of soil, very slightly calcareous, rich in fine clays mixed with red gravel
Average age of the vines, 60 years
Training system, cappuccina
Vines that have been growing for 60 years on a gravelly soil and manually harvested fruit create a velvety, rounded Merlot. With its typical ruby colour, to the nose it sends one for a walk in the woods, where one can smell fruits such as raspberry, blackberry, and wild strawberry. Intense and persistent, when drinking it one is caressed by a delicate woody note that blends with all the fruity tastes, and its persistence gives one that velvety sensation.
WINE-MAKING & BOTTLING
The grapes are de-stemmed and pressed. Fermentation follows skin-contact maceration in steel for 7-8 days. Malolactic fermentation is completed, followed by filtration and bottling.