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Perilla

Merlot

DOC Collio

  • The wine

    This variety, brought to Friuli by the French Count Teodoro De La Tour in 1869, soon became the region's most popular red wine.
  • The vineyard

    Most of our vineyards are perhaps too cool to allow this variety to reach maturity of great complexity.

Awards

Gambero Rosso, guida Vini d'Italia, prima edizione 1988
3 years
Gambero Rosso, guida Vini d'Italia, prima edizione 1988
4 years
Veronelli, attivo dal 1990
5 years
Maroni, annuario dei migliori vini italiani
2 years
Vitae, associazione italiana sommelier, dal 1965
1 year

Technical information

Alcool in vol. %

14,0%

Total acidity ‰

5,3‰

Harvest

Vinification | Aging

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.

Bottling

Emotional information

Color

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

Nose

Palate

To be paired with

Game, spiced meat dishes and grills.

Serving temperature

18/20°C

Aging potential

over 20 years

The wine

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).

The Vine and the Grapevine

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before the elimination of the grapes…

Bottles size

  • Bottiglia a 75 cl

  • Magnum a 1,5 l - 2017


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The shop is open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On Saturdays in January, the shop will be closed.

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