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Merlot Venezia DOC

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Tasting Notes

Cultivated in Veneto and Friuli since the middle of the 19th century, Merlot has by now become naturally acclimatized to this area which produces smooth, full-bodied wines of unmatched quality that are excellent as an accompaniment for the typical seasoned dishes traditional of north-eastern Italy.

TSA Merlot is an intense ruby red in color. Striking are the aromas of red berry fruit and cherries, the notes of freshly mown grass, a hint of green peppers and, finally, in the background, mineral sensations. It is extremely pleasant on the palate with round and elegant tannins, yet freshness and minerality resulting from vinification in stainless steel. A great food wine. Try it with cold cut appetizers or crostini, hearty pastas, lasagne or gnocchi with meat sauce, beef stews, game dishes and medium-aged cheeses.


Tenuta Sant’Anna




100% Merlot

Location of Vineyards

Estate-owned vineyards in Loncon di Annone Veneto


20–30 meters above sea level


Medium blend with clay-like tendency

Type of Cultivation

Guyot, Sylvoz


After the harvest, grapes are de-stemmed and crushed. The must is left to soak in contact with the skins at temperatures of between 82° and 91°F for five to six days. Fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve its varietal and mineral characteristics and freshness.


After a partial malolactic is completed, the wine is transferred to cement tanks to rest for 3-4 months prior to bottling. No oak.

Alcohol Content



Riccardo Cottarella (consulting enologist)