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Linea I Poderi – Merlot DOC ‘P45′

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Tasting Notes

Merlot has been cultivated in north-eastern Italy (Veneto in particular) since the 19th century and has since become fully acclimatized to the area and produces smooth, full-bodied wines with distinct aromas of red-berried fruit complemented by subtle notes of spice. It is the perfect accompaniment for lasagne, gnocchi with rich meat sauces, beef stew with polenta or a great BBQ!

Winery

Tenuta Sant’Anna

Region

Veneto

Varietal

100% Merlot

Location of Vineyards

Loncon di Annone Veneto

Altitude

30-35 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

Traditional

Soil

Medium blend with clay-like tendency

Type of Cultivation

Guyot, Sylvoz

Vinification

After harvesting and crushing the grapes, the must obtained is left to cold-soak with the grape-skins, without stalks and seeds at temperatures between 25-28°C for seven to eight days and pumped over frequently.

Aging

After the first alcoholic fermentation, the malolactic fermentation takes place in steel vats and then the wine is transferred to 300-liter barrels to rest for two to three months.

Alcohol Content

12.5%

Oenologist

Donato Lanati (consultant)