Terre di Chieti Merlot I.G.T.
WINEMAKER NOTES“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.”
Merlot I.G.T. Terre di Chieti
LOCATIONS OF VINEYARDS
Loc. Defenza, Mozzagrogna, Chieti
Medium textured soli, rich in organic substance
170 m above sea level
South – East
Espalier vines, bilateral guyot, 4000 vines/Hectare
Planting year 2003
YEALD PER HECTARE
8 – 9 tons
Hand selection in late September
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
8 – 10° C.
12,5 % – 13 %