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Merlot IGP Lazio ‘Monte Giove’

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Tasting Notes

‘Monte Giove’ is deep red in color. There are aromas of small berry fruit on the nose such as blackberries and blueberries. It is soft and fruity on the palate and finish. It pairs well with most dishes, pasta with red sauce, stewed meats, chicken, and lighter cheeses.

Winery

Solonio

Region

Lazio

Varietal

100% Merlot

Location of Vineyards

Lanuvio

Altitude

150 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

Traditional

Soil

Volcanic

Type of Cultivation

Guyot

Vinification

The grapes are de-stemmed and undergo soft pressing and then a 6-day maceration process on the skins at controlled temperatures. The must is removed, softly pressed, and then micro-oxygenation of the wine takes place.

Aging

It is refined for 3 months in steel tanks and 3 months in oak barrels.

Alcohol Content

13%

Oenologist

Donato Lanati (consultant)