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Merlot Riserva South Tyrol Alto Adige

A.A. Merlot Riserva "Freiherr"

Situated at the foot of Montefranco, where they are well protected, the ancient vines here produce extremely high quality, small-berried, phenol-rich grapes that are of outstanding quality. This high cordon is the subject of intense manual labour to select the bunches of grapes individually. Only a few, and those with the smallest berries, remain on the vine. The hand-selected grapes of this single estate are then aged in new and used barrique barrels into true greats. A zesty, powerful and durable Merlot Riserva, that is entirely capable of holding its own with the biggest names in its class.

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Range:

Vineyard range and rare vintages

Variety:

Merlot

Growing Areas:

Montefranco

330 m

Yield:

35 hl/ha

Soil:

light, permeable morainic

Age of vines:

15 years

Vinification:

The alcoholic fermentation occurs in a special tank for about 10-15 days, followed by a malolactic conversion and ageing in barriques and large oak casks for 16 months.

Tasting notes from our winemaker:

The colour is deep and impressive. Complex, fruity notes of sour cherries and blackberries with scents of liquorice and chocolate. Elegant, strong and harmonious on the palate, persistent.

Wine & Food:

game, game birds, classic meat dishes and hard cheese

Shelf life:

5 years +

Serving temperature:

14 - 16 C°

Analysis - Vintage 2017:

ABV:                        14,5 %
TOTAL ACIDITY:       5,1 g/l
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2,6 g/l

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