Micro-produced and organic Merlot red wine from Friuli. Ruby red with light violet reflections. Intense and persistent nose, notes of cherry and black cherry. In the mouth it is structured and dry, rather balanced; hardness and softness are wisely balanced. Slightly herbaceous finish.
Why have we selected this wine?
Maceration with the skins for 10 days and fermentation with indigenous yeasts, maturation in steel vats and bottle aging for six months. That is how this pure Merlot is made. Despite being an international grape, this grape find its unique expression in Marco's terroir; giving great surprises.
On the scenic hills of Capriva del Friuli, in the heart of Collio, Roncus winery’s vineyards lie as small spots, for a total of ten hectares.
The lands are cultivated by Marco Percio -family 3rd generation- a meticulous winemaker who has made the time a valuable allied. Some vines, for example, reach seventy years of age, and produce very few clusters but of excellent quality. The acacia woods surrounding vineyards make then even more fascinating these small terraced hills.
In the cellar, the philosophy of the long times expected long maturation; for this reason the wines do not come out until a year and a half after the harvest. Fermentation uses only native yeasts and precedes a long rest on the lees in steel or wood: the aromas thus tend to concentrate and to give their best. Finally, the wine is bottled without filtration, according to a traditional protocol that determines production criteria...
|NAME:||Merlot Venezia Giulia IGT|
|APPELLATION:||Venezia Giulia IGT|
|GRAPE VARIETY:||100% Merlot|
|SOIL:||Marlstone and marine rocks|
|VINIFICATION:||Stainless Steel. Destemming, ten days for maceration of the skins, spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts at 28° C. To complete malolactic fermentation.|
|AGING:||Aged in 20 hectolitre stainless steel tanks and oak barrels for ten months.|