Alto Adige Merlot DOC
- Tasting notes
Originally from Bordeaux, Merlot has been producing impressive wines in South Tyrol for well over a century.
Full, vivid ruby in colour, the nose shows plums, spice and forest berry fruits, while on the palate it is full-bodied and elegant, medium-rich, round, ripe with the smooth tannins typical of the Merlot grape, moving on to a long, full finish.
Cellaring potential: 2 – 4 years.
- Food Combination
Steak, braised beef or lamb, rich vegetarian dishes prepared with garlic and freshly gathered herbs, and hard cheeses.
Serve cool: 16° C.
- Grape Variety Merlot
Soils are mainly deep, medium-heavy with a mixture of clay and sand.
- Yielding 63 hl/ha
- Wine Making
Fermentation takes place with the skins in stainless-steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 28-30° C, followed by malolactic fermentation and further refinement in a combination of concrete tanks and large wooden casks. After bottling the wine is set aside for bottle aging for several months before releasing.
- Analytical Data Alcohol: 14% Vol
Total acidity: 4,7 g/l
Residual sugar: 2,9 g/l