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

Linea dei Sensi
Wine is a joy and exaltation of bodily sensations, and this is why the Senses Line was born, which includes the so-called "monovarietal" wines in purity, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot, Viognier. The whole line is followed by verses of illustrious poets translated by Salvatore Quasimodo and is worthy of some works by the unforgettable Salvatore Incorpora, whose his art was nourished by sculpture, painting, poetry and narrative. The sacred and the social, the won and the hope, today speak to the heart of man in a universal meaning, through the theme of wine, elected not only to pleasure but to real "art". From a medium calcareous soil, “Gela”,in the olden times called Terranova and Corleone born the ours Merlot, bringer of roundness and softness, from the nose offers a full fruit, such as blueberries, violets, blackcurrant, prunes, cherries, tomato leaves and fennel.