Merlot DOC Piave Cescon

Merlot DOC Piave Cescon

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Merlot grape is a red grape coming from Bordeaux zone in France and its name is given by the special preference that the blackbird has for its berries. In Italy since Nineteenth Century is wide cultivated, primarily in Trentino Alto Adige, in Veneto and in Friuli Venezia Giulia. This grape loved cold soils with good humidity and our vineyards along Piave river are perfect for its maturation.

Merlot Doc Piave Il Tralcetto
is aged 9 months in french wooden oak and it has an intense red colour with violet highlighs: the taste is warm and generous, easy to drink.

Appellation: D.O.C. Piave
Soil type: Clayey
Vineyards: Fontanelle
Grapes: Merlot 100%
Training system: Sylvoz
N° of vines-hectare: 5.000 ha
Per hectare yield: 120 q
Harvest period: Third week of September
Vinification: 2-3 days pre-fermentation maceration, followed by a 10 days traditional maceration. Alcoholic fermentation temperature does not exceed 23°C Ageing Oaken barrel 9 months, bottle 4 months
Refining: Oaken barrel 9 months, bottle 4 months
Bottle: 750 ml 

Colour: Dense ruby red
Aroma: Intense, with pronounced fruit and spice
Taste: Warm and generous, dry, full-bodied and with a lengthy finish
Serving suggestions: Enjoy with roast light meats, poultry and giblets
How to serve: In glass with large bowl, at 18°/20°C