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  • Ruby red wine with garnet glares, typical wild berry flavours with notes of vanilla, goudron and marasca cherry. Matches wonderfully with white and red meats and seasoned cheeses. Serve at 17-18°C (62-64°F).
    Originally grown in France, it was imported in Friuli from the Bordeaux region more than 100 years ago becoming the most popular grape in the area: nowadays it gives more than 60% of the red wine produced in the Colli Orientali area.
    Merlot Valchiarò is definitely well-defined, with a ruby red colour with garnet glare and typical wild berry flavours with notes of vanilla, goudron and marasca cherry.
    Usually drunk pretty young, it is also great after a long ageing which highlights its mild tannic background.
    It goes with white and red meats and seasoned cheeses. 
    Serve at 17-18°C (62-64°F).

  • Vintage production

    80 hl
  • Bottles q.ty

    10600 bottles
  • Varietà di uva

    Merlot 100%.
  • Grapes specifications

    Grape: 100% Merlot
    Vineyards location: Ronchis
    Vineyards area: Ha 3,4000
    Vineyards average age: 27 years
    Vineyards/hectar: 3700
    Yield/hectar: 5000 kg
    Yield/vineyard: 1,35 kg
    Growing method: Guyot
    Vintage time: September, 20th-21st , 2003
    Vintage method: Manually in wooden chests
  • Vinification techniques

    Grapes softly destemmed and crushed.
    Fermentation achieved by adding selected yeasts.
    Middle-term maceration (15 days).
    Fermentation temperature 25-26°C (77-79°F).
    Maturation in barriques for 24 months.