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DOC FCO Merlot

Grape variety born in France, in Bordeaux area, and present in Friuli since 1800 year, where it found a particularly suitable terroir.

Ruby red color with garnet reflections; slightly spicy nose, reminiscent of red fruits; dry and savory palate. Medium body when it is young, complex, deep and elegant with ageing.

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Cultivation

Training system: Spurred Cordon

System density: 5680 vines per hectare

Yield: 50 quintals per hectare

Vineyards year of planting: 1991 – 2001

Wine making

Manual harvesting in trays, late season

Maceration of the grapes: 20 days

Ageing in used french oak barriques and tonneaux, for about 12 months

Bottling without filtration

Pairings: white meats in casserole, grilled meats, Montasio chees, San Daniele prosciutto

Serve at 18°C.