Il Sangiovese L'Albana Il Merlot


Colli Romagna Centrale DOC Rosso Riserva
Vintage 2011, Alcohol 14,5%.
Grape Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) Merlot (40%) from a vineyard planted in 2005 trained in “Alberello”, “Bush” system at a density of 6.500 vines per hectare (2,600 vines per acre). Grape production: 4000 kg/Ha.
Calcareous-clayey mixture. Exposure south-west. Altitude 250 m.
Hand-harvested in small crates choosing only the best clusters.
Winemaking Process
Soft press and destemming. The grapes are fermented separately, at temperature controlled, for 15 days the Cabernet and 20 days the Merlot, then blended after the malo-lactic fermentation and aged sur lies exclusively in stainless steel tanks for ten months, with continuous batonnages to preserve the aromas and achieve volume and softness. Bottle-ageing for a year before release.
Wine Profile Notes
Color: Deep red. Bouquet and Taste: Young. However, allow it to breathe and hints of morello cherry and cloves as well as a clear-cut spicy note will appear. The palate attack, although warm and thick, nicely blends with mineral notes. Fleshy, velvety and full-flavoured finish. Serving temperature 16-18°C. Analytical features: Alcohol 14,69 %vol Residual sugars 1,40 g/l Volatile acidity 0,67 g/l Total acidit 5,20 g/l Net dry essence 28,30 g/l


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