Merlot "Il Puro" DOC
The Best Merlot of Italy
Stony and pebbly lands of inland Venice.
Vineyards: 4,000/5,000 grapevines per hectare.
Average production: 1.5/2 Kg per grapevine.
Grape variety: Merlot.
Growing technique: Sylvoz.
The grapes undergo traditional red vinification and are allowed at a prolonged macerate at a temperature of 26/28° C inside 30-hl barrels, so that the colouring substance and the tannins are extracted. The maceration period also corresponds with the malolactic fermentation. The wine is lightly filtered and is allowed to age several months after bottling.
Colour: very intense ruby red with violet shades.
Bouquet: intense, typical with a slight scent of red berry fruits and spices.
Taste: rich, full-bodied, supple, with great intensity and structure.
Alcohol content, % vol. 12.50 – 13.50
Sugars, g/l 5.50 – 6.50
Total acidity, g/l 4.50 – 5.50
16 - 18° C. It is recommended to open the bottle some time earlier.
Keep in a dry and cool place and far from light and heat sources.
AS INDICATED IN THE WINE LIST
“Il Puro” Merlot D.O.C. – Astoria