This 100% Merlot is aged in a combination of stainless steel tank and American oak barrels. Stainless steel aging helps the wine retain it’s fresh, fruit driven character, while the oak softens the wine and adds spicy, vanilla notes. The wine is bright red in color with a bouquet of blackberry and raspberry followed by a soft, balanced finish.
Wine Type: Dry Red Grape Type: 70% Merlot, 30% Pinot Noir. Country: Italy Region: Veneto Vinification: The Merlot grapes are traditionally vinified with a long maceration of the skins in the must for 12 days; 30% of the new wine is aged in American oak barrels. The Pinot Noir grapes are also vinified traditionally, with a maceration period of about 8 days.
Food Match: veal, salmon, roasts, red meat, pasta in meat sauce, grilled vegetables, Hard cheeses
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