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merlot

MERLOT                         SOLD OUT

IGT Rosso Toscano

GRAPE VARIETY: Merlot

EXPOSURE: South

SOLI TYPE: Loose soil with rock fragments.

PLANTING DENSITY: 5500 vines stocks /hectares

TRAINING SYSTEM: Srur pruning

HARVESTING PERIOD: Green harvesting during August. Accurate selection of grapes from the winery. Harvest takes place from the end of September to the first two weeks of October

HARVESTING METHOD: Mechanical harvesting

PRESSING: Soft pressing

MACERATION ON THE SKINS: For 20 days the cap is punched down every day.

FERMENTATION AND AGEING: Fermentation occurs with native yeasts in cement tanks at 30-32 degrees Malolatic fermentation and ageing in French oak barriques for one year. Further ageing in bottle for 6 months

TASTING NOTES: Intense ruby red colour with purple highlight , berry and violet aromas. Full and round.

LONGEVITY: 15-20 years.

AWARDS: James Suckling vintage 2010, 92/100 Wine Spectator vintage 2007, 91/100

 

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