Merlot

Appellation
Friuli Aquileia, DOC Superiore

Area
Cervignano del Friuli

Grapes
Merlot

Alcohol level
13% vol.

Bottle size
750 ml

Vinification and ageing
After crushing and de-stalking, the must undergoes traditional vinification in contact with the skins in vertical fermentation tanks. Once the malolactic fermentation is complete, the wine is matured for 6 months in Slavonian oak barrels.

Colour
A bright and vivid ruby-red.

Bouquet
Vinous, with fruity scents of strawberries and ripe currants.

Flavour
Attractively soft, rounded, full and persistent.

Serving temperature
Serve at around 16°C. (61°F.) - a little cooler than usual for a red wine.

Food matches
Excellent with cold cuts, roasts, grilled or spitroast meats, polenta with sauces, and moderately aged or slightly piquant cheeses.

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