"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
Alcoholic content: 11.00 %