Merlot

2014 | Doc Collio

Wine type: red
Grapes: Merlot 100%
Commune of production: San Floriano del Collio
Growing area: Collio Goriziano
Total annual production: 3,500 bottles
VINEYARD
Soil profile: eocene-era stratified marl and sandstone
Training system: Guyot
Vineyard densiity: 4,000-5000 vines per hectare
Average age of vines in full production: 48 years
Crop yield per hectare:
4,000 kg.
Harvest period: first ten days of October hand harvested
VINIFICATION
De-stemming-crushing
Maceration: 20 days, with punch-downs and delestage
Fermentation vessel: stainless steel fermenters and French oak barriques
Age of barriques: 40% new, 30% second year and 30% third year.
Fermentation temperature: 20-25° C
Yeast: cultured
Fermentation length: 7-10 days
Malolactic fermentation:
100%
Maturation: 15 months sur lie in barriques
Clarification: by gravity, in stainless steel
Bottling:
2016/11/15
Bottle-ageing: 9 months in our cellars
Release: 26 months after harvest

Optimum maturity in: 6 years
Maximum cellaring capacity: 10 years

 

 

Alcohol Acidity total pH
2014 13.00%  5.00 g/l  3,70
2013 13.50  5,07  g/l  3,63
2012  13.20%  5.26 g/l  3,60
2011  non product
2010  13 %  4.90 g/l  3,70
2009  13.5%  4.98 g/l  3,58
2008  13.8%  5.21 g/l  3,65
2007  13.5%  4.98 g/l  3,58
2006  14%  4.74 g/l  3,49