Controlled designation of origin
The vineyard is located in Centoia (Cortona) was planted in 2006 on alluvial soils with a good percentage of organic compounds and clay.
Its density is 6000 vines per hectare
Produced with selected grapes, it is a wine that seeks to enhance the fresh and fruity aromas of its 100% Merlot composition.
The grapes are picked manually and after de-stemming and soft pressing, are fermented using indigenous yeast in steel vats filled to no more than two-thirds of their capacity. The fermentation process lasts about a week at controlled temperatures from 28 to 30 degrees. A short manual re-passing of the must and pomace are completed in the initial phase.
The wine matures for several months in vitrified cement vats where malolactic fermentation occurs. Before bottling the wine is lightly filtered and shipped the summer after harvest.
Our Merlot Cortona with a fruity and floral freshness .Due to the vintage‚Äôs particular fragrance, we recommend drinking it within the first 4 to 5 years of its life.
The features of the Vintages is taken under kind concession from the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Consortium web site.
“Merlot” Cortona DOC¬†2015
If 2014 will be remembered for its abundant summer rainfall and anomalous temperatures in both the summer and winter months, 2015 will be noted for the precise opposite reason, allowing for an excellent harvest¬† – – it was hot, dry, and very sunny¬†read more>
“Merlot” Cortona DOC 2014
Winter 2013/2014 was particularly mild. Average maximum temperatures and, above all, average minimum temperatures for January and February were significantly higher than the average for the period. Minimum temperatures¬†read more>
“Merlot” Cortona DOC 2013
The year began with a winter characterised by spells of rainfall that were abundant and consistent enough to replenish and guarantee excellent water¬†read more>