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Merlot

 merlot

Denomination: Toscana Igt Rosso “Merlot”

Production zone: San Gimignano district

Grape variety: Merlot

Soil composition: Pliocene clays and ochreus sands

Training and cultivation system: Guyot and spurred cordon. Total grassing, green harvests, manual harvesting and selection of grapes in little cases.

Density: 4.500 viti/ha

Production of wine per ha: 45hl

Altitude: 210/280 m above sea level

Microclimate: Damp in winter and spring, hot and dry in summer

Vinification: traditional maceration on skins initially at 20°C, followed by punching the cap and pumping over at least 15 days at a controlled temperature of 30°C. After racking off, the wine is transferred to medium-sized oak barrels, where it stays for 4 months

Organoleptic characteristic:

Colour: deep ruby red

Bouquet: ripe red berry fruits and slightly vanilla note

Flavours: warm, flavoursome with an evident aftertaste reminiscent of jam and spices

Alcohol contenent: 13,5°

Service temperature: 18/20° C

Service suggestions: cured meats, mature cheeses, assorted roast and grilled meats and game

Packing: cardboard box containing six 0.750 litre bottles packed horizontally

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