Merlot Doc Breganze Superiore Savardo

Merlot Doc Breganze Superiore SavardoClassification: Merlot Doc Breganze “Savardo”
Location of Vineyards: villages of Montegoggio di Breganze and Fratte di Mason
Soil type and exposure: volcanic soils on hillsides with south, south-east and south-westerly exposure
Grape variety: 100% Merlot
Age of vineyards: over 10 years old
Training systems: Guyot, cordon spur
Planting density: 2.5 x 1-1.2 m – 3,300-4,000 vines/ha
Yields: 9 tonnes/ha
Harvesting method: by hand in 15 kg crates
Bottles produced: 6,000 x 750 ml
Vinification: fermentation in 10,000 kg vats- crust broken up 5 times a day-8 days’ maceration
Maturation: in 20 e 40 hl French oak barrels for 12 months  
Colour: ruby red
Bouquet: intense, typical with a slight scent of red berry fruits and spieces
Taste: rich, full-bodied, supple with a great intensity and structure
Alcohol content: 13% vol
Serving temperature: 18 °C

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