Il Sangiovese L'Albana Il Merlot

 


Sterpigno
Forlì Merlot IGT

Sterpigno
Forlì Merlot IGT

Sterpigno 2009
• Excellence Award La Romagna da Bere 2017/18 A.I.S. Romagna

Sterpigno 2008
• Excellence Award La Romagna da Bere 2015/16 A.I.S. Romagna

Sterpigno 2005
• 17/20 - I vini d'Italia 2010 - L'Espresso
• Annual Selection of Best Italian Wines 2009 - Luca Maroni
• Tre stelle - 91/100 - I vini di Veronelli 2009


• Best 200 Wines - Guida ai Migliori Vini d'Italia 2012 D'Agata e Comparini

Sterpigno 2004
• Excellence Award La Romagna da Bere 2007/08 A.I.S. Romagna

Sterpigno 2003
• 89/100 - I vini di Veronelli 2007
• Excellence Award La Romagna da Bere 2006/07 A.I.S. Romagna

Sterpigno 2000
• Due bicchieri "red" - Vini d'Italia 2004 - Gambero Rosso

 
Vintage
Annata 2007, Merlot 100%, Alcohol 14%
 
Grape Variety
100% Merlot from a 3 hectares (7.5-acre) vineyard planted in 1995 at a density of 7.000 vines per hectare (2,800 plants per acre), trained in “Alberello” ("Bush") system. Grape production: 4000 kg/Ha.
 
Soil
Calcareous-clayey mixture. Exposure south-west. Altitude 350 m.
 
Harvest
Hand-harvested in small crates, generally during the last week of September, choosing only the healthiest and most ripe clusters. This wine is produced only in the most optimal vintages.
 
Winemaking Process
Soft press and destemming. Fermented in stainless steel tanks at a max. temperature of 30°C., then transferred into French barriques of new cooperage, where it matures for 15 months. Following a very light filtration the wine rests in the bottle for over 3 years before release.
 
Wine Profile Notes
Color: Deep ruby red. Bouquet and Taste: Outstanding, deep and rich nose dominated by spices: cinnamon, rhubarb, cloves, licorice and a focused fruit. The palate is a bit closed by tannins on the attack, then more relaxed with an exquisite, unusual mineral finish. Serving temperature 18°C. Analytical features: Alcohol 13,68%vol Residual sugars 2,0 g/l Volatile acidity 0,45 g/l Total aidity 5,07 g/l Net dry essence 27,35 g/l

 



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