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Merlot

DOC Collio

The wine

A historic French grape variety, Merlot was brought to Friuli-Venezia Giulia in 1869 by Count Teodoro de La Tour and soon became the region's most popular red wine.

Awards

Veronelli, attivo dal 1990
1 year
Forbes
1 year

Technical information

Alcool in vol. %

13,5%

Total acidity ‰

5,2‰

Harvest

The grapes were hand picked and de-stemmed from September 20th to September 22nd 2017.

Vinification | Aging

After arriving to the cellar, the grapes have been macerated for 10 days; subsequently the wine has been aged in our cellar in wooden barrels of 25 and 7.5 HL for 13 months, during which the malolactic fermentation has taken place.

Bottling

The wine was then blended and bottled at the end of October 2018.

Emotional information

Color

Intense ruby red.

Nose

Young, fruity and slightly herbaceous, with an harmonious bouquet ranging from berries, in particular blueberries and black currants, to violets, plums, cherries, tomato leaf, fennel and rhubarb. Some medicinal herbs such as mint and thyme can be perceived too and also a balsamic note that fades into pine. The clearly recognizable feature is an herbaceous background that permeates all the wine and blends wonderfully with the warmth of the fruit notes.

Palate

On the palate it is wide and deep, medium-bodied, juicy and dripping of blackberries and cherries. The tannins are light and velvety and the herbaceous and earthy flavors balance the fruit aromas for a soft and enveloping sip. The acidity is generally low.

To be paired with

Typical local dishes such as a mix of ham and cheese appetizers, salami with vinegar or “brovada” (turnips) and “muset” (similar to a pork sausage). Otherwise with red meats, roasts, poultry and middle-aged cheesesi.

Serving temperature

18/20°C

Aging potential

over 10 years

The wine

Historical French grape variety, Merlot was brought to Friuli-Venezia Giulia in 1869 by the Count Teodoro de La Tour and soon became the most popular red wine of the territory.

The Vine and the Grapevine

The vineyard

Originating in France and spreading throughout the world, it is one of the most universally known 'international' grape varieties, but its history is different in each region where it is grown.

In French territory, the name of this grape is traditionally not mentioned on the label, in favour instead of the name of the winery, the municipality where the wine is produced or the individual vineyard.

In Friuli, Merlot has always been called this on the bottle as well, thus favouring its diffusion locally, its integration into the Friulian culture and awareness of the grape variety's name.

Our vineyards are located within the DOC Collio area, where Merlot grows quite well, offering wines with very soft, balanced and elegant tannins.

Our vineyards are located within the DOC Collio area, where Merlot grows quite well, offering wines with very soft, balanced and elegant tannins.

Bottles size

Classic

75 cl Bottle
merlot-2019-magnum

Magnum

1,5 L Bottle

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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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On Saturdays in January, the shop will be closed.

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