The Merlot grape, of French origin, has been grown in Trentino for many years with excellent results, especially in the foothill and valley vineyards. To express its full potential it needs a stony soil, loose and not particularly fertile, to encourage early ripening.
LaVis Merlot typically has a rich ruby colour and an elegant bouquet reminiscent of blackberry and plum. Full-bodied and well balanced, it lingers on the palate.
Sorni (Lavis area) and Gardolo
Exposure and altitude
West, south-west; 280 m ASL
sandy loam, alluvial in the valleys, deep and siltitic on the hillsides
guyot and simple Trentino pergola
Manual harvesting in early October, fermentation at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, static decantation of the wine for 48 hours, malolactic fermentation in fibreglass reinforced concrete tanks, ageing on the lees for approximately 5/6 months, 90% in concrete tanks and 10% in French oak barrels that have been used 3 or 4 times previously.
Dishes of Italian tradition such as lasagna alla bolognese, but also baked lamb.