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MERLOT BARRIQUE

Natural cork

certification

Fine wines since 1427
Only organic wines since 1987
Only vegetarian and organic wines
No-added sulphites wines since 2009
Resistant vineyards since 2015

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MERLOT BARRIQUE

Characteristics

Our Merlot Barrique is a selection of our best Merlot grapes. Malolactic fermentation takes place in small oak casks, where the wine subsequently ages for 8–10 months. This enables it to acquire unmistakable oak tones, which underscore the characteristics of the wine rather than covering them. A deep ruby red wine tending to purplish. Slightly grassy nose with raspberry aromas when young; vinous with hints of forest fruits and cherry. Softens out with ageing, acquiring aromas of violet, Eastern spices, black pepper, cocoa powder and tobacco. Pairs with haute-cuisine meat dishes, charcoal-grilled meats, red and white roast meats, fancy poultry and game, mature cheeses like medium-mature and mature Piave, and medium-fat semi-hard cheeses. Serve at around 20° C to heighten the aromas and flavours.

Riconoscimenti

Gold Medal

France
Marzo 2017
"Gilbert & Gaillard"

Technical details

Grape varieties

Merlot

Appellation

Denominazione di Origine Controllata Venezia

Year of planting

2009

Soil

gravelly silty sand

Vine spacing

1,00 x 2,80

Pruning

free cordon

Yield/Hectare

7 t

Alcohol conten

13.00 % vol.

Residual sugar

0 g/l

Acidity

5.35 g/l

PH

3.5

Pressure

0 bar

Vinification

Manual harvest at optimum technological and phenolic ripeness, crushing-destemming, addition of cultured yeasts. Maceration for 6-7 days followed by drawing off the lees. Manual pumpover. After primary fermentation, the wine is racked and transferred to 210-litre and 500-litre French oak casks for malolactic fermentation and ageing for 8–10 months, depending on vintage. The various varietals are blended immediately prior to bottling, carefully assessing the characteristics of the casks available.