REd Wine - Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Umbria IGT
Variety of grapes
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Plant spacing: 2.70 x 0.90
Training System: spurred cordon
Year planted: 2000-2002
Predominantly volcanic, sedimentary, clayish
Altitude: 300 m
Hand-picked, from mid-September to mid-October
Grapes: 60-70 q/ha – Wine: 40-45 hl/ha
Maceration with the traditional contact of the grape skins for 10-12 days. First extraction with the removal of a part of the must and continuous pumping until the end of the fermentation process. Alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature with selected
2-3 months in stainless steel tanks
12 months in French oak barrels
8-10 months in bottles
A bright, red, ruby color, the bouquet is compact and intense with notes of black currant, black cherry and cocoa. Complex and firm to the taste, balanced and tannic to the right point, harmonious, hot, alcoholic, well supported by its freshness and a slight minerality.
Ideal with hearty main dishes, red meat and game, aged cheese and cured meats.
To be served at 16-18°C.