It is dense and deep to the eye, its intense ruby red tending to deep blue. That same depth manifests itself on the nose as well, with optimally ripe, sweet red berry fruit and cherry. In the mouth, velvety tannins, a judicious acidity, and moderate alcohol all balance perfectly to yield a wine of extreme pleasure and definite longevity.
Merlot is one of the world’s most fruit-forward grapes, and this distinctive Treviso-area interpretation of the variety stands out for the magisterial interrelationship of its smooth mouthfeel and the complexity that it achieves through ageing in oak.
Merlot, Piave DOC
How to enjoy it
The ideal partner to this wine is red meats, and lighter sauces and stews, but it is excellent as well with medium-aged raw-milk cheeses. Enjoy best at 14-16°C.
Merlot in detail
Grapes: Merlot grown exclusively in our estate vineyards
Location: gravel plain on the left of the Piave river
Soils: predominantly clay
Yield per hectare: 100 quintals
Harvest period: 15-25 September
Viniﬁcation: after the grapes are de-stemmed and pressed, the wine ferments and macerates on the skins for 8 days; it then undergoes spontaneous malolactic fermentation, followed by filtration and maturation.
Maturation: in 100hl large barrels for 12-18 months, followed by 3-6 months in the bottle.
Alcohol: 12.5% vol.
Acidity: 5 g/l