|OVERVIEW||Varietal composition: 60% Merlot, 40% Corvina |
Appellation: Veneto IGT
Area of production/ origin: Veneto
Culinary suggestions: Roasted and grilled meats
Vinification: Traditional red wine vinification at a controlled temperature between 25 and 27 °C. The grapes come from selected vineyards harvested at the beginning of October, to get a such level of maturation to have a high sugar level and good alcohol content. Grapes are naturally dried on vines for about 15 days. During this period the 50% of their weight vaporizes. Withering is obtained cutting the grape shot but leaving the grapes on vines (Appassimento on vine). This gives the characteristic notes of ripe fruits, such as plums and raisins. After the accurate hand harvest, grapes are pressed and the fermentation starts; the skins are left in the must for a long period to extract flavors and the characteristic ruby red color. Subsequently the wine is left in oak for about 3 or 4 months; this aging gives the pleasant notes of spices and vanilla.
Harvest date: Beginning of October
Cellaring: 4 years Alcohol content: 14% vol.
Tasting notes: Intense purple colour, tending towards amber with ageing. This wine has a very solid structure due to the elevated alcohol and the balance between soft tannins and acidity.
Serving temperature: 18-20 °C
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