merlot vino antonio rigoni



Area under vine ha. 20 Annual production 250.000 bottles about Of which Merlot 25.000 bottles about Soil loamy, alluvial Slope hill-foot region Training system Guyot, grass cover between rows Note each vineyard has a programmable irrigation system.

Grape variety Merlot 100%. Grape red grape Indication Typical Geographic Indication (Igt) Zone Chiarano town (Tv) Vineyard aspect South-east Area 2,5 ha. Vine DENSITY 5,500 VINEs per ha Average yield 10,000 kg/ha Harvest End September-beginning October. Winemaking The grapes are de-stemmed and fermented on the skins for about 10 days at a controlled temperature. Next, it performs a soft pressing. To the previously, on the must obtained, are added the selected yeasts to ferment in stainless steel tanks, thermo-conditioned. At the end the wine, decanted properly, leaves to sharpen, always in the same tanks, for about 4 months. Following bottling, and a subsequent refinement of 1 month in bottle. Alcoholic strength 12,00% by vol. Reducing sugars 5-6 g/l Total acidity: 5,20 g/l pH 3,45 Dry Extract 28 g/l Sensorial characteristics Bright ruby, the nose opens with elegant notes of fresh fruit and equally distinct marasca cherry and wild berries. Soft and elegant on the palate, giving velvety, well-balanced sensations. Food matching A fine match with white or red meat. Especially good with local speciality charcuterie. Service temperature Serve at a temperature of around 18°C. (64°F about).