Grape variety MERLOT 100%

Age of vines About 27 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 2.500 (0,75 l) – 500 (1,5 l)

Aging In French oak barrels for 18-24 months.

Dati tecnici Acidity: 5.17 gr/l - Non-reducing extract: 31.70 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 -

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 14.5% alc. by vol.

Serving temperature 16° C

Cellar Longevity Approx. 15-20 years after the harvest

Sensory profile This wine opens to a deep, garnet-rimmed ruby red, its density and vibrancy visual evidence of perfectly ripe fruit and its still-youthful evolution. A near-explosive bouquet, velvet smooth and laden with spice, parades both ultra-fresh and semi-dried grapes in a simultaneous duet with seductive tropical nuances, liqueur cherries, dried plum, and fig, alongside pungent coriander, nutmeg, clove, and green pepper, to list just the more prominent. Slower to emerge are even more enfolding notes of vanilla, cocoa powder, and caramel, which combine to infuse the mid-bouquet with a lilting, lingering impression of Sherry. The wine enters rich and complex, immediately radiating delicious impressions of just-harvested fruit, then expands to fill the mouth with vibrant impressions of ripeness and toasty oak. Full-bodied and impressively lengthy, it is the embodiment of power, life-force, and a taut austerity. A dry, toasty finish will delight serious wine-lovers who prize such a cornucopia of impressions.

Pairings In addition to the classic pairing with cheeses and pork, this wine’s distinctive nose and palate make it the ideal partner with roast and baked meats, as well as those with succulent, full-flavoured stuffings.

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