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Merlot

Sicilia DOC

A historic international varietal that expresses the unique and persuasive character of the Mediterranean.

13,5%
Alcohol content
16-18°C
Serving temperature
Characteristics
Production area
Sambuca di Sicilia, in the province of Agrigento. It prefers drained terrain with little sunlight in order to protect the delicacy of and fragrances of its fragile bouquet. The type of farming is “Espalier”, used with an average density of planting where there are 4500 plants per 2.5 Acres.
Vinification
100% Merlot. This varietal is harvested towards the middle of September from grapes with ideal phenolic and aromatic maturity. De-stemming and alcoholic fermentation with the skins is carried out at 26°Cfor ten days. Malolactic fermentation is followed by ageing for ten months in French barriques that are at least two years old.
Characteristics
Colour: Ruby red with garnet reflections.
Bouquet: Ample and intense, featuring fragrant aromas of red ripe fruit like cherries, raspberries, and blackberries with nuances of red berries jam enveloped with spicy notes derived from skilled aging in oak.Flavour: If is a medium bodied wine that expresses overall softness and silky tannins.
Pairings
Pairs well with spicy cold cuts, vegetable soups, grilled meats, roasts, boiled meats, and mildly aged cheeses. Its delicate structure and fragrant fruity character make of this Merlot an ideal companion to dishes that would ordinarily not be easily paired, such as timbale or tagliolini pasta with artichokes.