Merlot Collio – PASCOLO

PASCOLO producer’s sheet

Our most important red wine. The grapes grow in a vineyard perfecly faced to south-east, as a guarantee of excellent ripening. This is an elegant and long-ageing wine, which could be stored in your cellar for many years to express all the quality of Merlot can give.

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General informations

  • Grape: Collio Merlot

  • Bottle size: Bordeaux-style bottle 0,75 L

  • Cork: natural

Vineyard

  • Place: Ruttàrs hamlet, comune of Dolegna del Collio, hill

  • Exposure: south-west

  • Soil: marl and sandstone

  • Density: 5000 plants/hectare

  • Production: 50 q/ha

  • Training system: guyot 10 buds/plant

  • Year of planting: 1993

  • Harvest: hand-harvest

Wine processing

  • Winemaking: De-stemming and maceration for 12-14 days. To extract tannins and flavours, in the first week, the cap is punched down in the must. In the second week of maceration, the mustis pumped over the cap

  • Ageing: in French oak barrels (500 L) for 18 months, blending and ageing in steel tanks for 6 months. Bottling and ageing in bottle for 12 months

Characteristic

  • Colour: deep ruby red

  • Flavour: very intense and complex, with notes of cherry jam, chocolate, red currant, raspberry, liquorice, tobacco

  • Taste: soft and velvety, balanced freshness and clean tannins. Full-bodied with a long fruity finish

  • Food pairing: T-bone steak, wild boar, aged cheese

  • Serve at: 18-19°C

Analytical data

  • Alcohol: 14%

  • Total acidity: 5,2g/L

  • Rest sugars: 1g/L

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