Merlot DOC – Friuli Colli Orientali 2016

We simply love Merlot!! Originally a French variety, it has been grown in Friuli  since 1880 and is now very wide spread. Marina Danieli Merlot is grown on the hills of Buttrio from old vineyards. We have different acres of old Merlot vines which we preserve with a lot of love and respect. 

Winemaking: once the grapes are destemmed the first fermentation with the skins lasts till the end of sugar with daily pump-over. After pressing, resulting in separation of must and skins, the aeging continues, for at least 18 months, in stainless steel tank (50%) and French oak barrels (50%) before making the blend. They fine together in stainless steel tank for 6 months before bottling.

Vintage: 2016

Alcohol: 13% vol

Color: deep ruby red.

Bouquet: wide range, intense with hints of wild rose.

Taste: round, rich and smooth.

Serving suggestions: to be served at room temperature, perfect with red meat.