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Merlot

Trentino DOC

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. La Vis 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.

  • Vine

    Merlot

  • Vineyard location

    Sorni (Sorni area) and Gardolo

  • Exposure and altitude

    West, south-west; 280 m ASL

  • Soil composition

    sandy loam, alluvial in the valleys, deep and siltitic on the hillsides

  • Training system

    guyot and simple Trentino pergola

  • Planting density

    5,000 vines/hectare

  • Vinification process

    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

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