Project Description

Friuli

Denominazione di Origine Controllata

Merlot

Dei Padri

Wine characteristics Merlot

Ruby red in colour with purplish overtones when it ages, presents a full fragrant bouquet with hints of raspberry, blackberry and blueberry.
A dry, full bodied wine with herbal overtones that ages well.

Recommended with Merlot

Red meat dishes, stew, poultry, rabbit and aged cheeses.

Serving temperature Merlot

16–18 °C; 60–62 °F

Awards

  • Bibenda, Tre Grappoli
  • Gambero Rosso, Due Bicchieri
  • James Suckling, 91 pt.
Soil Gravely of alluvial foothill origin, typical of the land named “Grave del Friuli”.
Grapes Pure Merlot grapes.
Growing system Guyot, Casarsa and Cordon Spur.
Harvest Second fortnight of October.
Vinificazione The juice is left on the skins during the fermentation which is done under controlled temperature to favour the extraction of colours, of tannis and the growth and the preservation of the original aromas.
Fining In bottle.