Merlot

CLASSICS

The grapes come from vineyards planted in calcareous clay and gravel soils at an altitude between 250 and 550 meters.

APPELATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2019

Vintage Description

Winter ended with heavy snowfalls in the mountains. Warmer temperatures in March and April as well as well-nurtured soils caused premature and quite uneven budburst. A cool May then delayed flowering. A damp and hot month of June increased the risk of fungal diseases, which could be contained by intensive manual work in the vineyards. A dry spell, interrupted only by short and violent thunderstorms, characterised the rest of the summer. Two heat waves basically had no negative effect whatsoever. By mid-August, lowest temperatures started to drop significantly. A substantial diurnal temperature variation was registered throughout the harvest, which began about two weeks later than in the previous year. The white wines of the 2019 vintage show impressive freshness and especially Gewürztraminer showcases particular elegance. The red wines present a lot of fruit and lively tannins

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Grapes: Merlot
  • Yield: 70 hl/Hectare
  • Altitude: 250 – 400 m
  • Soil: calcareous clay and gravelly soils
  • Climate: extreme interplay between sunny days, influenced by the Mediterranean climate, and cool nights, marked by the cold downslope winds from the surrounding mountains

Winemaking

The grapes for this wine were gently pressed off to steel tanks immediately after harvest. The must was allowed to ferment at controlled temperature (19 ° C) without malolactic fermentation.

Tasting notes

Ruby in color

 

Spicy, vibrant red fruit, and a full taste to complement the wine’s captivating aroma and fruity tannins. The finish is velvety and elegant

This wine goes well with venison, game and strong cheese.

Serving temperature

14 – 16° C

Residual Sugar

0,5 g/l

Total acidity

5,0 g/l

ABV

13,8 % vol

Aging potential

3-5 years

Bottle sizes

0,75 l 

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Selection

Classics