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Malbech

IGT delle Venezie

Typology: Red Wine

Vineyard size: 5.50 hectares

Growing area: Azzano Decimo-Porcia (Pordenone) - Pramaggiore (Venezia)

Soil profile: Deep soil with a silty-loam texture, alkaline and rich in limestone

Grape variety: Malbech

Aspect: Northeast-Southwest

Average age of vines: 12 years

Number of vines per hectare: 2.200

Production per hectare: 9.000

bottles produced on average: 20.000

Average altitude: 25 mt slm

Vinification: The clusters are de-stemmed and pressed, the must ferments for 7-9 days at a controlled temperature, with regular pumpovers and délestage. The wine is then pressed off and racked into steel tanks for malolactic fermentation and maturation

Maturation: In steel

Bottle ageing: 3-4 months

Appearance: Ruby red with purplish highlights

Bouquet: Fruity, heady and youthful

Palate: Rounded, smooth, refined, and varietally faithful

Note: Technical values for last harvest
Alcohol: 12.30%
Total acidity: 5.40
pH: 3.45
Dry extract: 27.8 g/l
Total SO2: 65 mg/l (legal maximum: 160 mg/l)

Serving suggestions: Can be enjoyed slightly chilled in the summertime as well; appealing and lively, ideal with roast beef, tartares, festive turkey, chicken salad and soft cheeses