Terre di Chieti Merlot I.g.t.


“The grapes are collected in the valley, in the vineyards that enjoy the freshness of the morning. This particular condition gives us grapes with low anthocyanic load and high acidity with sugar content contained.All this in the wine translates into a rosy color, typical floral perfumes of the merlot and a remarkable freshness on the palate.”

 

DENOMINATION

Merlot I.G.T. Terre di Chieti

LOCATIONS OF VINEYARDS

Loc. Defenza, Mozzagrogna, Chieti

SOIL TYPE

Medium textured soli, rich in organic substance

ALTITUDE

170 m above sea level

EXPOSURE

South – East

CULTIVATION SYSTEM

Espalier vines, bilateral guyot, 4000 vines/Hectare

VINE AGE

Planting year 2003

YEALD PER HECTARE

8 – 9 tons

HARVESTING METHODS

Hand selection in late September

GRAPE VARIETY

Merlot 100%.

VINIFICATION

Grapes are destemmed and then pressed. Maceration of a few hours at low temperature favors the extraction of color from the skins. Thereafter, there is pressing and a natural decantation to ferment clear must at a temperature of between 12 and 14 ° C. Lastly, an aging of about 120 days before bottling.

HOW TO SERVE

Advised temperature:
8 – 10° C.

Serving suggestion:
excellent with fish stew, delicate meat and pasta dishes.

 
 
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