Power, intensity and complexity for this great wine, dedicated to the Estate founders. Majestic and alluring, the dense fruity aroma is underlined and woven with gentle spicy hints. The taste is typical, of great impact but also smooth and elegant. Intensity, strength, silky tannins, crispy acidity, fruity and flowery expressions are perfectly balanced in this wine, that comes only in the best vintages.
|Appellation||Romagna D.O.C. Sangiovese Superiore Riserva (V.Q.P.R.D.)|
|Alcohol by volume||13,5% Vol|
|Number of bottles produced||5,000|
|Production area and municipality||Merlotta estate in Imola|
|Exposure and height a.s.l.||South, 130 m|
|Grapes||Sangiovese 100% (various clones)|
|Planting density||4166 plants per hectare|
|Age of plants||18 years|
|Harvest period||first decade of October|
|Wine-making technique||The grapes macerate and ferment with selected yeasts in stainless steel tank at |
28°C for 20 days. Fulling and delestage helps to extract completely all the phenolic substances from the grapes skins. After the m.l.f. the wine ages for 12 months in Allier barriques and is bottled unfiltered to preserve all its characteristics.
Bottle ageing of 180 days.
|Colour||clear ruby red with garnet reflections|
|Aroma||ripen fruit, and elegant spicy length, for this intense and very complex wine|
|Taste||full body, perfect balance|
|Food matching||game, venison, lamb, strong cheese|
|Serving temperature||18 °C|
|Awards||86/100 "Top 500 italian wine producers 2012" Luca Maroni guidebook|
85/100 “La Romagna da bere 2012” AIS guidebook
90/100 "DUEMILAVINI 2012" AIS guidebook
88/100 “La Romagna da bere 2013” AIS guidebook
90/100 "BIBENDA 2013" AIS guidebook
86/100 "Top 500 italian wine producers 2013" Luca Maroni guidebook