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Merlot Corrado

Balsamic aromas…

“A long-lasting wine obtained by the farm’s most ancient vineyard, planted in late ’60s by Corrado Corazza. A Merlot endowed with a great elegance and pronounced balsamic aroma.”

Technical sheet

Colli Bolognesi Merlot DOC “Family Reserve”

Soil: clayey silty
Production area: vineyards owned by the wine farm located in the municipality of Zola Predosa Ponte Ronca Colli Bolognesi

Grape harvesting method: hand-harvesting in 25 kg crates (second harvest)
Harvesting time: 17th September, second harvest
Winemaking: Soft crushing and destemming, 10% bleeding-off and daily pumping-over for the whole maceration time. Maceration and fermentation at the temperature of 25/28°C for 15 days. Malolactic fermentation in concrete vat. Ageing in non-toasted and medium-toasted French oak barrels for 18 months
Grape variety: Merlot 100%
Vine training system: Counter-espalier with 2500 plants/ha North/South exposure Year of planting 1968
GRAPES Production per hectare: 5 ton/ha
Bottle: Bordeaux
Size: 75 cl – Magnum 1.5 l bottles
Closure system: nitrogen injection by isobaric system and use of natural cork
Alcohol: 13.5% Vol
Serving temperature: 18°C
Bar pressure: –
Dry extract: 28 gr/l
Total sulphur dioxide: 108 mg/l
Total sugars: 1.4 gr/l
Bottles produced: 1700 of 75 cl size and 35 of Magnum size