Farnito Valcolomba Merlot – I.G.T.
Bilateral cordon with vertical shoot positioning.
Merlot grapes (clones CL181;343; on VCR1 rootstock) meticulously field selected and harvested with other approved varietals.
Wines from this exceptional vintage display generous polyphenolic concentration and power yielding wines of great longevity.
Stainless steel fermentation using selected yeasts for 15-20 days at a temperature of 25-29°C (77-85°F).
13,50% by vol.
Excellent with roast meats and wild game.
Started at the end of the primary fermentation and continued for 10 days after it was racked off the lees.
18 months into oak barrels of different capacity.
Deep ruby red with pomegranate highlights coming from the considerable concentration of anthocyanins.
Intense and complex with floral notes and red berries with hints of vanilla, cloves and licorice.
Full-bodied with flavors that remind of the bouquet. Big, supple structure with well-integrated tannins and a long, persistent finish.
18-20°C, 65-68°F, best to open one hour prior to serving.