Merlot

Organoleptic characteristics

Colour: Intense red color
Bouquet: Tomato leaf and red fruits
Flavour: Full.smooth and velvety

Training

Production Area: Corleone, Gela
Vineyards in Ha: 10
Exposition: South/East
Altitude:50-100 metres above sea level
Soil Type: sandy,clayey
Vineyards age: 12 years
Planting density for hectare: 5000 plantes
Training system: Guyot
Ql. Grapes/ha: 100-120 about
Yield for hectare: 70% about
Harvest period: September
Climate: Dry/ Humid

Vinification

Maceration of skins in days: 20-25
Fermentation equipment: Steel fermenters
Duration of fermentation in days: 10-15
Fermentation temperature in C°: 22-24
Malolactic fermentation: yes

Laboratory analysis

Sugar content at harvest time: 21-23° babo
Total Acidity of the must at harvest time: 6,5 about
Alcohol content: 13-14 % Vol
Ph: 3.70

Refinement

Barriques ageing: 13 months
Bottle ageing: 5 months
Type of wood: French Oak

Packaging

Glass bottles: 0,75l
N° of bottles in box: 6

Serving suggestion

Excellent with white and red meat and maccarroni plates, vegetables and colt cuts

Serving temperature: 18°C