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Merlot

D.O.C. Friuli

Typology: Red Wine

Vineyard size: 17.70 hectares

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: 12 years

Number of vines per hectare: 3.125

Production per hectare: 9.000

bottles produced on average: 30.000

Average altitude: 15 mt slm

Vinification: The grapes are gently de-stemmed and pressed, then fermented in steel for 7-9 days with cultured yeasts at a controlled temperature of 28-32°C, 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: Crisp and fruity, subtly herbaceous

Palate: Full-flavoured and well-balanced, with a subtle touch of grassiness on the finish

Note: Technical values for last harvest
Alcohol: 12.60%
Total acidity: 4.90 g/l
pH: 3.46
Dry extract: 25.00 g/l
Total SO2: 65 mg/l (legal maximum: 160 mg/l)

Serving suggestions: Accompanies red meats, poultry and hard cheeses. In particular, with roast chicken and potatoes, rabbit "alla cacciatora", Asiago cheese