Merlot Contarini

Highquality dry red wine

Vineyard location and characteristics: This wine is born in the best wine growing area of the Buje region called Contarini-Brazzania where a low yield per hectare allows for the production of extraordinary wines. The vineyards are laid out in an amphitheatre fashion, helping them to ideally utilize the local climate and the mineral-rich white soil.

Vinification and maturing: Alcohol fermentation begins at temperatures ranging from 25 to 28°C for a duration of 15 to 20 days. The malolactic fermentation and the maturation period take place over 18 months in small oak casks which help pair the rich and noble aromas of wood and grape. What follows next is the blending and the ageing of wine in a big wooden barrel over the span of a year, finishing with an additional 6 months spent in a bottle where the wine is further matured and balanced.

Color: Dark ruby

Bouquet: Fruity, ripe Maraska cherry and plum with an presence of dark chocolate, spices and later on raspberry

Taste: Fresh, mineral, cherry fruitiness, exceptionally smooth, mildly warm

Gastronomic recommendation: Lamb with spices, ground meat in red pepper sauce, pork medallions, duck 
  • Harvest: 2015
  • Vineyards: West Istrian
  • Cultivar: 100% Merlot
  • Alcohol: 13 %
  • Sugar: < 2 g/l
  • Acidity: 5,0 g/l
  • Package: 0,75 l
  • Serve at: 18-20°C

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