MERLOT FIORE RODARO 2015

DOP FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI – FLOWER LABEL

Grape variety MERLOT 100%


Age of vines 17 years old


Vineyard aspects East facing


Vine cultivation system Guyot


Yield per hectare 70 q


Harvest period September


Grape provenance 100% Single Estate wine


Notes .


Average annual quantity 13.000 (0,75 l)


Aging In large oak barrels for 12-24 months


Technical data Acidity: 5.18 gr/l - Non-reducing extract: 29.30 gr/l


Evolutionary peak from 2 - 3 years after the harvest


Vineyard name Rocca Bernarda (Terraced Hillside)


Vineyard altitude155 m a.s.l.


Soil composition Marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin ("ponca")


Vine density per hectare 5.500 vines per ha


Grape yield per plant Approx. 1.5 Kg.


Harvesting Manual


Pest control Low environmental impact integrated pest management


Wine style Dry Red


Vinification Maceration for 10 days at controlled temperature between 27°C and 30°C. Alcoholic fermentation is followed by malolactic fermentation. Inox.


Alcohol content 13% alc. by vol.


Serving temperature 18° C


Cellar Longevity 10 years after the harvest


Sensory profile The wine appears an intense, distinctively vibrant ruby with hints of light purple. The nose opens initially to smooth toasty oak, then opens in leisurely succession to well-ripened berryfruit, suggesting liqueur sour cherry, raspberry, dried plum marmalade, redcurrant, and blueberry. At its most intense, this rich fruit conveys an impression of spaciousness and sun-kissed warmth classic to the finest Merlots. The expectations created by the bouquet are fully met on the palate, where its full body is complemented by a long-driving progression and the mid-palate is enriched by a generous charge of fruit, leaving space however for impressions of roasted nuts and dried fruit that continue into a finish that is lightly but pleasantly bitterish.


Pairings Its sensory exuberance makes this Merlot superbly versatile with food, ideal with medium-aged and young, fatty cheeses; sublime with any cut or style of pork; and truly royal with sweetish lighter meats, such rabbit and hare.


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