Designation: Colli Euganei Merlot 2017
Grape variety: 100% Merlot
Prodution area: Cortelà, Vo’ Euganeo, Padua (ITALY)
Vineyard exposure and altimetry: south-east, at 80-100 m above sea level.
Wine training system: Guyot
Number of plants per hectare: 4500
Age of vines: 10 years
Yield per hectare: 6 000 kg per hectare
Harvest: grapes are hand-picked and selected
Harvest time: second half of September
Wine making: once the grapes have been destemmed, they are pressed gently and
allowed to ferment. Must and grape skins ferment for about three weeks in steel tanks at
a controlled temperature of 22 to 24°C. The process of punching down the cap is done
often to facilitate the release of aromas and colour from the berry skins. Next follow
racking and malolactic fermentation. The wine ages for 8-10 months in 5 hectolitre oak
Organoleptic properties: ruby red colour with garnet glints. Intense and sharp
aroma, hints of berries, cherry and jam, with spicy notes and flavours of vanilla. A fullbodied,
pleasant wine, with elegant, velvety tannins. Intense and persistent.
Food pairing: it pairs well with pasta and rice dishes, beef and pork roast, game meat or
game birds. It matches also with medium and long aged cheeses.
Serving temperature: it is best served at 18-20°C.
Alcholic content: 13% vol.
Glucose and Fructose: 4,5 g per litre
Total Acidity: 5,1 g per litre
Volatile Acidity: 0.58 g per litre
Total Sulphur Dioxide: 44 mg per litre