Poggio ai Merli 2018 Igt Toscana Merlot - Castellare di Castellina

Castellare di Castellina

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Tuscany has discovered an exceptional land for Merlot with first absolute wines in the world such as Masseto. This pure Merlot from Castellare, thanks to the special position of the vineyard, has a rare personality to be found even in the best international Merlot, once again for its elegance. From the very first vintage it has been defined a monument to the wine of excellence.

Red ruby very intense, with a slight purplish tinge. On the nose intense, clean, pleasing, refined and elegant aromas which start with hints of plum, black cherry and rhubarb followed by good aromas of blackberry, black currant, dried violet, licorice, tobacco, vanilla, nutmeg and hints of cinchona and pepper. In the mouth it has excellent correspondence to the nose, a slightly tannic attack and pleasant roundness, however well balanced from alcohol, body full, intense flavors, good tannins, very pleasant. The finish is very persistent with long and good flavors of black cherry, plum and black currant.

 

Your name Castellare di Castellina Merlot Poggio ai Merli 2018
Type Still red
Classification
IGT Toscano or Toscana
Year 2018
Group 0,75 l Standard
Country
Italy
Region Tuscany
Vines 100% Merlot
Location Loc Castellare - Castellina in Chianti (SI)
Weather Altitude: 350/400 mt. above sea level
Soil composition Calcareous soil.
Breeding system Spurred cordon
N. plants per hectare 6000
Yield per hectare 35 q.
harvest Usually the first days of September.
Fermentation temperature 28 ° C
winemaking winemaking in steel for 18/25 days at a controlled temperature (28 ° C). Malolactic fermentation: turning point.
Refinement 15 - 30 months in 1/3 new barriques.
Grado alcohol 14,00% by volume
pairing In general it is easy to combine with red meats. In particular, it is excellent accompanied by liver and wild boar.

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