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Orso Nero Merlot – Montepulciano 2019

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ORSO NERO MERLOT – MONTEPULCIANO 2019

  • Grape varieties: Montepulciano/Merlot
  • Area: Sweet hills between Maiella and the Adriatic Sea
  • Grapes: The red wine “Orso Nero” comes from the combination of the famous Italian Montepulciano grape and the Merlot grape of French origin.
  • Soil: Medium mixture/tending to clayey
  • Altimetry and exposure: 180-250 m.a.s.l.
  • Age of vineyards: 25-30 years old
  • Vine training system: Pergola Abruzzese
  • Grape harvest: Manual harvesting, with selection of the best bunches of grapes
  • Vinification: Beginning of the first ten days of October in order to allow the Merlot to over-ripen in the vineyard, the grapes arrived in the cellar are processed and subjected to a long maceration, in contact with skins, at a fermentation temperature of about 28° C. At the end of this process the wine is aged in steel tanks for 15-18 months. After this process the wine is aged in steel tanks for 15-18 months and then in bottles for another 24 months.
  • Alcohol content: 14.5% ABV
  • Food and wine pairing and serving temperature: Boiled, roasted, and braised meat. 18-20° C
  • Sight: Intense purple red tending to ruby.
  • Smell: Graceful olfactory spectrum of cherry, blueberry and red petal flowers notes. Rivulets of sage and pepper. Ethereal underlining of wax.
  • Taste: Full-bodied, not imposing tannin, fruity with almond aftertaste. Wine presumably with good evolutionary potential.
  • Food and wine pairing: Breaded mushrooms, structured first courses, and meat with oriental spices.

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