South Tyrolean Merlot MOLLIS DOC
Wine growing area: The grapes used to make this Merlot grow in Leitach and in Tramin at an altitude of 450 – 500 metres. The vines are trained on trellises (Guyot system) and thrive on heat-retaining, sandy porphyry soils.
Vinification: The grapes are delivered to the winery in 220 kg crates. They are lightly crushed, destemmed and fermented at a temperature of 28°C for about 10 days. By gently pounding the skins down and carefully pumping the must around, contact with the skins is maintained for as long as possible to achieve good colour and flavour extraction. The wine is aged for 12 months in small French oak barrels and then for another 6 months in the bottle.
Harvest and Yield: The harvest begins by hand early to mid October, when the grapes are fully ripe. This can generate a yield of 50 hectolitres of wine per hectare.
Reccomended with:: This Merlot MOLLIS is a beautiful accompaniment to red mead, grilled dishes and mature cheeses.
Content: 0,75 l
Luca Maroni 88/100
I vini di Veronelli 89/100
Luca Maroni 86/100