Farnito Valcolomba – I.G.T.

Vineyard Age

Planted 2006.

Planting density

2,20×0,80 mt.

Training system

Bilateral cordon with vertical shoot positioning.

Grapes

Merlot grapes (clones CL181;343; on VCR1 rootstock) meticulously field selected and harvested with other approved varietals.

Vintage 2015

Wines from this exceptional vintage display generous polyphenolic concentration and power yielding wines of great longevity.

Vinification

Stainless steel fermentation using selected yeasts for 15-20 days at a temperature of 25-29°C (77-85°F).

Alcohol

13,50% by vol.

Food pairing

Excellent with roast meats and wild game.

Malolactic Fermentation

Started at the end of the primary fermentation and continued for 10 days after it was racked off the lees.

Aging

18 months into oak barrels of different capacity.

Production

6,000 bottles.

Color

Deep ruby red with pomegranate highlights coming from the considerable concentration of anthocyanins.

Bouquet

Intense and complex with floral notes and red berries with hints of vanilla, cloves and licorice.

Taste

Full-bodied with flavors that remind of the bouquet. Big, supple structure with well-integrated tannins and a long, persistent finish.

Serving temperature

18-20°C, 65-68°F, best to open one hour prior to serving.