Merlot Doc Breganze “Bosco Grande”

Merlot Doc Bosco GrandeClassification: Merlot Doc Breganze “Bosco Grande”
Location of Vineyards: Az. Agr. Bosco Grande
Soil type and exposure: volcanic soils on hillsides with southerly exposure
Grape variety: 100% Merlot
Area cultivated: 2.5 hectares
Age of Vineyards: planted in 2001
Training system: cordon spur
Planting density: 2.5×1 m  – 4,000 vines /ha
Yields: 9 tonnes/ ha
Harvesting method: by hand, in small 3 kg crates
Bottles produced: 8,500 x 750 ml
Vinification: fermentation in 5,000 kg vats – crust broken up 5 times a day-8 days’ maceration
Maturation: in 20 hl barrels and new barriques for 15 months
Colour: very deep, intense ruby red with garnet reflections
Nose: elegant and intense, with hints of berries, morello cherry and bilberries; spicy, liquorice
Palate: mouth-filling and intense, with mature, tightly-packed tannins; long finish with jammy, berry, liquorice and spicy aromas
Alcohol content: 13.5% vol
Serving temperature: 18 °C