Grape variety MERLOT 100%

Age of vines 26 years old

Vineyard aspects East & West facing

Vine cultivation system Guyot

Yield per hectare 70 q

Harvest period Late September

Grape provenance 100% Single Estate wine

Notes Evolutionary Wine. The production is available in the best vintages only. 1Kg of grapes will yield circa 0.5 l of wine.

Average annual quantity 7.448 (0,75 l) – 550 (1,5 l)

Aging In French oak barrels for 18-24 months.

Dati tecnici Acidity: 5.10 gr/l - Non-reducing extract: 32.80 gr/l

Evolutionary peak from Approx. 8 - 10 years after the harvest

Vineyard name Romain (Terraced hillsides)

Vineyard altitude130 m a.s.l.

Soil composition Marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin ("ponca")

Vine density per hectare 4.500 - 5.500 vines per ha

Grape yield per plant Approx. 1.5 Kg.

Harvesting Manual – In small crates (2 kg)

Pest control -

Wine style Dry Red from naturally dried grapes

Vinification Grapes naturally dry off the vine in small crates to enhance flavours and aromas prior to fermentation (Approx. 4 weeks).

Alcohol content 15% alc. by vol.

Serving temperature 16° C

Cellar Longevity Approx. 15-20 years after the harvest

Sensory profile Impressive appearance of intense ruby red. A complex, fruit-rich bouquet seductively infused with a heady vein of warm alcohol. It opens to ripe cherry, prune preserves, ripe persimmon, and a subtle hint of dried red berryfruit, yielding gradually to notes of cocoa powder, lime blossom honey, and nutmeg, with a long-lingering, intense conclusion. Full-bodied on the palate, it expands, warm and seductive, with supple, cleanly-delineated tannins driving aromatic impressions of liqueured blueberries and walnut spirits. It finishes very long.

Pairings This superb wine partners best with elaborate meat dishes, and in particular with pork and boar, stuffed game birds, and dishes that tend to the succulent and sweet.

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