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GRAPES 100% Merlot PRODUCTION AREA North-east of Italy. SOIL Alluvial very rich in clay. CLIMATE Mild, with very few rain showers and a high summer temperature which allows the grapes to ripen perfectly. DENSITY OF THE PLANTATION AND TRAINING SYSTEM 4.000-8400 vines per hectare trained with guyot system. VINEYARD MANAGEMENT To obtain a perfect ripening of the grapes, beyond the normal vineyard management, we carry out summer pruning and careful leaf thinning. Furthermore, the yield is kept very low in order to produce grapes rich in body and aroma. HARVEST End of September, picking up very ripe grapes, with a deep colour, a complete aromatic structure and smooth tannins. VINIFICATION Destemming and crushing of the grapes, maceration for 10-15 days in special vessels at the temperature of 25-28°C, with frequent pumping over. After this period the wine is taken out and ends its fermentation exclusively with wild yeasts at controlled temperature in stainless steel vats. After malo-lactic fermentation the wine matures for some months on its noble lees in barrique at a controlled temperature. SECOND FERMENTATION ALCOHOL 12,5-13,5% by vol. (it depends on the vintage). TASTING CHARACTERISTICS Intense ruby colour, presents intense scents of raspberries, violet and cherry. Irresistibly smooth and round, with the right level of pleasant velvety tannins. SERVING TEMPERATURE 16-18°C. FOOD MATCHING It is ideal with stewed meat, roast beef, pork and seasoned cheeses. STORAGE In a cool and dark place, keeping the bottle in a horizontal position. Its structure and complexity enable the wine to improve during maturation in the bottle, which can last up to 15 years, reaching the top after 10 years from the harvest.View all products by RedentoreCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING