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CURIOSITY: it is one of red grape varietals mostly cultivated in the region, originally from Bordeaux in particular from Gironde. The name Merlot is derived from the old French word for young blackbird (Merlot) due to the blackbird’s fondness for grapes.

  • Production zone: alluvial plain in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, west zone of Friuli Grave Doc appellation, municipality of Porcia, locality Rondover.

  • Grape Variety: 100% Merlot.

  • Vineyards: spur cordon training system, 4.000 vines per hectare, yield 110 ql/Ha.

  • Harvest period: IV week of September.

  • Vinification: crushing and destemming, followed by approximately 10 days maceration in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature (26-28°C); after racking, aging in stainless steel vats and bottling done after seven months of harvest.

  • Alcohol content: 12,5% by vol.

  • Aging potential: to be drunk immediately or to be kept for 1-2 years.

  • Colour: intense ruby red.

  • Nose: delicate, vinous, fruity and flowery, it suggests raspberry with notes of blackcurrant, rich of scents with notes of herbs and violete.

  • Palate: dry, soft, harmonious, dry, at the palate it prevails the youthfulness of tannin and the freshness of the fruit. The acid vein makes it substantial aromatic persistence.

  • Food pairing: it exalts the poultry, grilled red meats and cheeses. Excellent with pasta and beans, chicken liver risotto, grilled tuna.

  • Serving temperature: ideal at 18-20°C.