This single-variety Merlot, from a vineyard with an excellent position, is the perfect synthesis of our idea of an important red. Rich nose of red fruit and cherry, very varietal; then delicate nuances of sweet spices and tobacco. In the mouth it is soft but without pandering, it is fresh, elegant and austere. Its longevity is guaranteed, at least ten years, even in those years that are not outstanding.
Place: Ruttàrs hamlet, comune of Dolegna del Collio, hill, marl and sandstone soil, south-west facing.. Training system: guyot 10 buds/plant, 5000 plants/hectare, year of planting 1993; hand-harvest, yield 5 tons/hectare.
WINEMAKING AND AGEING
De-stemming and maceration for 12-14 days. To extract tannins and flavours, in the first week, the cap is punched down in the must. In the second week of maceration, the must is pumped over the cap. Ageing in French oak barrels (500 L) for 18 months, blending and ageing in steel tanks for 6 months. Bottling and ageing in bottle for 12 months.
Colour: deep ruby red. Flavour: very intense and complex, with notes of cherry jam, chocolate, red currant, raspberry, liquorice, tobacco. Taste: soft and velvety, balanced freshness and clean tannins. Full-bodied with a long fruity finish.
Grilled meat, wild boar, aged cheese. Serve at 18-19°C.
Bordeaux-style bottle 0,75 L, natural cork.Magnum bottle in wooden box.
Our most important red wine. The grapes grow in a vineyard perfecly faced to south-east, as a guarantee of excellent ripening. This is an elegant and long-ageing wine, which could be stored in your cellar for many years to express all the quality of Merlot can give.