Merlot del Veneto IGT “Le More”

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Tech Sheet

Territory

Location Veneto
Denomination Indicazione Geografica Tipica
Vineyard Le More
Grape varieties Merlot in purezza
Production area Own vineyards in Valpantena between Poiano and Quinto in vicinity Figaretto
Vineyards They are located on a hills area with south exposure. Soils are clayey and strongly calcareous. Gujot training system with 4500 vines per hectare

Winemaking and Aging

Harvest By hand in wooden case in the second September decade
Winemaking Grapes are set out on mats to dry for 20 days with a loss of weight of 30%. Mashed grapes fall in small 50 hl inox steel tanks. During fermentation dayly pumping over and delestage. Controlled temperature 20°C
Maturation 12 months in french oak barrels and 3 months in bottles

Tasting Notes

Organoleptic analysis Dark ruby red with pleasant notes of red mature fruits and a bit herbaceous, that reminds to pomegranate and leather smell. Full-bodied, enveloping and soft. Elegant and with long persistence. The taste is soft and dry and offers delicate and elegant spicy and underwood smells with great persistence
Food matching Ideal with boiled meat
Alcohol content 14,5% Vol.
Serving temperature 16-18°C