Merlot DOC Piave Riserva
Single variety Merlot.
Vineyards of Campo di Pietra, Piave river basin, to the south east of Treviso.
To obtain the best quality, green harvesting is practised, whereby clusters of grapes are thinned whilst still green, which ensures remaining grapes receive greater nutrition. Harvesting is carried out manually at full maturation, usually at the end of September.
Destemming and pressing of grapes. Fermentation with maceration for approx. 20 days with daily delestage. Malolactic fermentation is completed in barriques.
The quality of the grapes, the very close attention paid during the method of working to preserve the elegance and structural characteristics of the grape, the aging technique and the quality of the woods used have made the merlot a wine of great structure, soft in the mouth, mellow and attractive. Intense red colour, tending towards pomegranate as it ages. Grapey fragrance, intense, varietal characteristic, softening with age. Dry tasting, savoury, full-bodied, appropriately tannic, harmonious.
Ideal with roast red meats, game, spit-roast.