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Merlot

DOC Fruli Grave

Typology: Red Wine

Vineyard size: 40.28 hectares of which 1.5 are dedicated to the Ca’ Bembo selection

Growing area: Azzano Decimo-Porcia (Pordenone)

Soil profile: Deep soil with a silty-clay loam texture, sub-alkaline with moderate limestone

Grape variety: Merlot

Aspect: North-South

Average age of vines: 10 Jahre

Number of vines per hectare: 3125

Production per hectare: 9000

bottles produced on average: 14000

Average altitude: 15 mt asl

Vinification: The clusters are gently de-stemmed and pressed; the must ferments with cultured yeasts in steel fermenters at 28-32°C for 7-9 days, with regular pumpovers and délestage. The wine is pressed off and racked into steel tanks for malolactic fermentation and maturation

Maturation: In steel

Bottle ageing: 3-4 months

Appearance: Luminous ruby red

Bouquet: Fruity and crisp

Palate: Dry, well-balanced, with a pleasant bitterish note on the finish

Note: Technical values for last harvest
Alcohol: 12.30%
Total acidity: 5.15 g/l
pH: 3.48
Dry extract: 25.0 g/l
Total SO2: 75 mg/l (legal maximum: 160 mg/l)

Serving suggestions: A fine partner to guinea fowl stew, roast poultry, grilled lighter meats, beef tartare, grilled vegetables and eggplant caponata