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Merlot

DOC Collio

  • The wine

    An historical French variety, that was taken in Friuli-Venezia Giulia in 1869 from the Count Teodoro de La Tour and become immediately the most popular red wine in the region.

Awards

Veronelli, attivo dal 1990
1 year
Forbes
1 year

Technical information

Alcool in vol. %

13,5%

Total acidity ‰

5,00‰

Harvest

The grapes were picked and de-stemmed after mid-September 2021.

Vinification | Aging

After arriving in the cellar, the grapes underwent maceration for about 10 days; subsequently, the wine aged for some month, that exalts the elegance of this wine.

Bottling

The wine was bottled in July 2023.

Sensory information

Color

Quite intense ruby red.

Olfactory notes

Young, fruity, sightly herbaceous with a harmonious bouquet of red berries, in particular blueberries, prune, cherries, tomatoes leaves, fennel, and rhubarb. Sightly hints of officinal herbs like mint and thyme and A LIGHT balsamic note that fades into pine.

Taste profile

On the palate, it is broad and deep, mid-bodied, juicy with hint of blackberries and cherry. Light and velvety tannin with hints of undergrowth in a soft and enveloping sip. The acidity is generally low.

To be paired with

Typical dishes of the territory like mix of ham and cheeses, salami in vinegar, brovada and muset. Otherwise with red meat, chicken, and mid-seasoned cheese.

Serving temperature

18/20°C

Aging potential

over 10 years

The Wine

An historical French variety, that was taken in Friuli-Venezia Giulia in 1869 from the Count Teodoro de La Tour and become immediately the most popular red wine in the region.

Now a days, in fact, in all the local restaurants (osteria) Merlot is the most requested type of red wine when it is asked for a “taj di ros” (glass of red wine), to pair with crudo ham or omelette.

Now adopted and loved by the people of the region as a local variety, this wine holds a special place in every Friulano’s heart.

The vineyard and the vine

Our vineyards are located in the DOC Collio area where Merlot find the perfect habitat, producing wines with light, well balanced and elegant tannins.

The vineyard

Coming from Franch and developed all over the world, it is one of the “international” grape varieties universally recognized, but his history is different in each region.

In French territory, the name of this grape is traditionally not mentioned on the label, in favor of the name of the winery or of the production place name or of the single vineyard.

In Friuli, Merlot has been always nominated like that also on the bottle in order to spread this variety in the local area, integrating it in the region culture and promote the awareness of the name of the variety.

Bottle Sizes

  • merlot classic 2021

    Classic

    75 cl Bottle
  • merlot-2019-magnum

    Magnum

    1,5 L Bottle

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