MERLOT ROMAIN RODARO 2011
DOP FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI – ROMAIN LIMITED EDITION LABEL
Grape variety MERLOT 100%
Age of vines 26 years old
Vineyard aspects East & West facing
Vine cultivation system Guyot
Yield per hectare 70 q
Harvest period Late September
Grape provenance 100% Single Estate wine
Notes Evolutionary Wine. The production is available in the best vintages only. 1Kg of grapes will yield circa 0.5 l of wine.
Average annual quantity 7.448 (0,75 l) – 550 (1,5 l)
Aging In French oak barrels for 18-24 months.
Technical data Acidity: 5.10 gr/l - Non-reducing extract: 32.80 gr/l
Evolutionary peak from Approx. 8 - 10 years after the harvest
Vineyard name Romain (Terraced hillsides)
Vineyard altitude130 m a.s.l.
Soil composition Marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin ("ponca")
Vine density per hectare 4.500 - 5.500 vines per ha
Grape yield per plant Approx. 1.5 Kg.
Harvesting Manual – In small crates (2 kg)
Pest control Low environmental impact integrated pest management
Wine style Dry Red from naturally dried grapes
Vinification Grapes naturally dry off the vine in small crates to enhance flavours and aromas prior to fermentation (Approx. 4 weeks).
Alcohol content 15% alc. by vol.
Serving temperature 18° C
Cellar Longevity Approx. 15-20 years after the harvest