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COLOUR: More or less intense ruby red, bright. BOUQUET: Well defined, mouth-filling with clear aromas of morello cherry, blackberry and violet accompanied by spicy notes. TASTE: Dry, good body, appropriately tannic, warm, well-developed, excellent finish.
Merlot Grave del Friuli DOC
SOIL: Moderately loose-packed, with patches of gravel.
CONSUMPTION AND AGEING POTENTIAL: Wine with excellent longevity. In the proper conditions, it can be aged for 5 to 6 years.
TRAINING SYSTEM: Mainly single Guyot with 4,000 vines per hectare, bunch thinning to obtain a more structured product which is suited to long development.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 80 quintals of grapes per hectare.
VINIFICATION: With the technique of maceration on the skins at the controlled temperature of +10° to +28°C for a period of 10 days.
AGEING: 2 months in stainless steel vats, 12-14 months in oak barrels of various origins (from Slavonia and France) and subsequently in the bottle for 6 months before marketing.