MERLOT LAZIO IGT 750 ml
- gradazione: 13.5°
Grapes come from vineyards in the comune of Aprilia, part of the comunes of Cisterna and Latina, and the province of Rome.
Grapes are picked by hand, pressed and de-stemmed before they macerate on the skins for 7 - 8 days at about 25° C. The must from the first-pressing ferments in stainless steel vats, then ages in barrels of Slavonian oak. After bottling, the wine continues to age for a further 5 - 6 months before going on sale.
COLOUR: Ruby red with good depth of hue, acquiring garnet tinges with age.
BOUQUET: Full and fragrant, with a delicate bouquet of blackberries and bilberries.
TASTE: Attractively dry, well-structured with good flavour and a faint hint of tannins.
A noble wine with a robust style.
Advice from the winemaker
A wine with ageing potential. Allow to breathe before ser ving by carefully decanting into a carafe. Serve at 18° C.
A perfect accompaniment for savoury pasta dishes, such as pappardelle in hare sauce, for roast or barbecued meats, and for mature cheeses.