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Merlot – Cabernet
Merlot – Cabernet

Merlot – Cabernet

Grape: 50% Merlot 50% Cabernet

Origin: IGP Puglia Red

Altitude: 150- 200 meters above sea level

Conduction: espalier trees

Yield per Hectare: 100 quintals (10 tons)

Harvest System: Manual

Vinification: 20 days prolonged maceration of the wine on its skins in stainless steel tanks

Maturing and aging: in French oak, stainless steel tanks and in bottles.

Tasting notes: ruby red, complex nose with very intense flavours of plums, chocolate, green pepper and vanilla; with a pleasant, dry, captivating taste well supported by its body, structure and elegance.

 Cabernet Sauvignon: It is native of the Bourdeaux district, a region in the southwest ofFrance. It was described in detail in 1875 by Secondat, son of Montesquieu, who defines it a “perfect vine”.

It was first introduced intoItalyinPiedmont, in the early 19th century.

Recent researches carried out to study its DNA employing 30 microsatellite loci have proved the direct relationship between Cabernet franc and Cabernet sauvignon, the latter being the result of the hybridization between Cabernet franc and Sauvignon blanc.

 

Merlot: Like several other vines (Cabernet), this one, too, is native to the vine-growing region of the southwest of France (Bourdeaux). FromFrance, it spread throughout the world. It was introduced intoItaly in 1880 starting from Friuli andVeneto, where it found the proper environmental conditions. It is currently found throughoutItaly, above all in the centre and south. Apparently, its name is derived from the French term for blackbird “merle”.

2015
Pramaggiore – Diploma Medaglia d’oro

 

2013
AWC Vienna – Silver Medal

2011
AWC Vienna – Silver Medal

2010
Vinitaly – Diploma di Gran Menzione
AWC Vienna – Silver Medal

2009
Pramaggiore – Diploma Medaglia d’oro

2008
Wine international Challenge – Commended

2007
AWC Vienna – Silver Medal