©TENUTA CASATE
Via Cà del Bosco, 16 - Loc. Pieris
34075 San Canzian d'Isonzo
(Gorizia) Italy

 

 

 

The wines

MERLOT

Classification: D.O.C. ISONZO

Grapes variety: 100% Merlot

History: a grapevine native to France, it has found a second home in Friuli.

Tasting notes: intense ruby red colour, with a full, fragrant bouquet perfumed by raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry notes. It is dry and pleasantly full-bodied yet well- balanced, and its herbaceous quality, due to its ageing in oak casks, is justly light for the nose and palate.

Vinification: immediately upon arrival in the winery the grapes are separated from the cluster, then poured into vats. There were two manual re-assemblages daily with a complete re-mixing of the grape skins. The fermentation, although not controlled mechanically, almost constantly maintained a temperature of 28°C, ideal for the proper colour and tannin content. 14 days later the wine was drawn and pressed, then left in stainless steel vats, after which it was transferred into Slavonian oak casks for 8 months of final ageing.

Serving temperature: 18°C.

 

 

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