"Settequerce, a suburb of Terlano, where archaeological finds bear witness to the wine-growing activities of the Rhaetians, has warm sites with deep loamy soil, and as such is a predestined production zone for Merlot. The result is a fruity and full-bodied red wine of great finesse." Rudi Kofler
Manual harvest and selection of the grapes; destemming followed by slow must fermentation at a controlled temperature and gentle agitation of the must in stainless steel tanks; malolactic fermentation and aging for 12 months partly in big wooden barrels (70%) and partly in barriques using one third new barrels (30%); blending three months before bottling.
Altitude: 250 - 300 m a. s. l.
Slope: 5 - 20%
Orientation: South - Southwest
Color: brilliant deep ruby red
Smell: The primary fruit aromas of dried plum and cranberry combine with the herbal aromas of mint and eucalyptus and a hint of black pepper to create a many-faceted bouquet.
Taste: With its sturdy tannin structure and rich fruit aromas, the Merlot can develop to the full on the palate to display great complexity with depth and length.
Goes well with shoulder of kid braised in olive oil and herbs on asparagus and wild vegetables, beef tagliata on a bed of rocket, rabbit stew or braised leg of lamb with spinach polenta; equally attractive with aubergine alla parmigiana.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
The production of "Schüttelbrot" begins with the preparation of a very soft dough. After short rest time the baker with skilled hand forms round dough-forms which weigh according to size of the end product between 50 and 200 gr...
An intense ruby red color with violet nuances and a complex bouquet of cherries, liquorice and dried fruit distinguish this elegant wine. On the palate, it is supple and round, with agreeable acidity; its finish is forceful and persistent. This wine possesses good aging potential.
Sugo al Basilico - L'Orto di Beppe, 100 % italian tomatoes.
Produced personally by the Martelli family, in their own pasta factory in Lari, in the hills of Pisa in Tuscany.