MerlotOur Merlot IGT Terre Siciliane is a wine with an intense ruby red colour, the aroma is characterized by notes of hay, tobacco and mint; the taste is velvety, with evident acidity and very smooth tannins.
Pairings: Grilled red meat main courses, roasts and medium/long-aged cheeses.
Denomination: TERRE SICILIANE IGT
Grapes: 100% Merlot
Age of the Vines: 20 years
Type of Soil: volcanic, very fine gravel, sand and mineral microelements
Altitude: 650 m
Yield of Grapes per hectare: 50 q.li
Vinification and Ageing: Traditional Red Vinification carried out in steel vats at a controlled Temperature (25-30°C) “sur lies”. The alcoholic fermentation is carried out using carefully selected indigenous yeasts. Maceration is managed with periodic punching down through a special mechanical device placed inside the tank. The duration of the maceration is 6-7 days. The refinement takes place in French oak barrels with a capacity of between 30 and 50 hl for 15-20 months. After bottling, the wine remains in the bottle for at least 6 months.
Organoleptic Data: intense ruby red colour, the aroma is characterized by notes of hay, tobacco and mint; the taste is velvety, with evident acidity and very smooth tannins.
Recommended Serving temperature: 16-18°C