Merlot

Collalto - Merlot

PDF

Merlot Piave D.O.C.

GrapesMerlot

Growing area profile

LocationGravel plains on the left bank of the river Piave
Elevation50 metres
ExposureSouth
Soil profileMedium texture
Vineyard density4800 vines/hectare

Vinification and ageing

Vineyard yeld100 q/ha
Harvest periodSeptember 15-25
PressingDe-stemming and gentle pressing
Fermentation containersTemperature-controlled stainless steel and lined cement vats
Fermentation period8 days
Maturation period8 days on the skins
Maturation containers100- and 130 hl-botti of Slavonian oak
Maturation period10 months
Bottle ageing3 months
AppearanceIntense ruby red, tending to garnet with ageing
BouquetGenerous, youthful, and heady, hinting of raspberries
PalateClean-edged and dry, well balanced, with the perfect level of tannins

Dati analitici

Alcohol12,5% vol.
Acidity5 g/l