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“Perilla”

Merlot • DOC Collio

HARVEST 2013

This variety, brought to Friuli by the French Count Theodore De La Tour in 1869, quickly became the region’s most popular red. In the local inns if one asks for a glass of white wine, a Friuliano is automatically served, if it is a red it must be Merlot.

 

Most of the vineyards on the estate are possibly too cool for the variety to reach optimum ripeness and complexity, but our Perilla” Merlot DOC Collio comes from a selection of the very best sites (as can be seen in the photos on crop thinning).

Wine Characteristics

ALCOHOL IN VOL.% 

14,0

TOTAL ACIDITY ‰ 

5,3

VINEYARD

This round and intense wine expresses to perfection the freshness of the night air of Friuli.

VINIFICATION

Spontaneous fermentation allows for long and delicately handled maceration of 20 days. The wine matures for 12 months in French barriques, of which only a small percentage is new, and is bottled without filtering.

BOTTLE SIZES

 75 cl Wine bottle |  1,5 l Magnum

Perilla Merlot Collio

COLOR

Beautiful intense ruby red color, which tend to diminish with aging.

FOOD PAIRING

Game, spiced meat dishes and grills.

SERVING TEMPERATURE

18/20°C

AGING POTENTIAL

over 20 years

Works in the vineyard

Thinning of the bunches of our MERLOT, DOC Collio.

 

To guarantee a high quality wine, it is necessary to eliminate some of its clusters weeks before the harvest.

A procedure that we also carry out on other varieties such as Ribolla Gialla and Schioppettino.

Thinning of the grapes | Perilla MERLOT | Venica & Venica | Photos before the elimination of the bunches

Before the elimination of the grapes…

Thinning of the grapes | Perilla MERLOT | Venica & Venica | Photo after the elimination of the bunches

… and after the elimination of some grapes.