IlMerlot

IlMerlot

A golden opportunity. There are grapes that proclaim their exceptional quality: it happens when, nature, the terroir and the sun all harmonize to produce a special year, one in a million. And then you just can’t resist making an attempt at perfection. That was how IlMerlot was born, the pure version of one of Franciacorta’s historic varietals.

Data Sheet
IlMerlot

The first really special year was 1990. After which we decided to wait for another year worthy of the effort. A harvest that would allow us to vinify Merlot grapes by themselves: the miracle repeated itself in 2001, 2003, 2009 and 2011.

IlMerlot
2011
2011
2009
2003
previous
100%
Merlot
GRAPE VARIETIES
Merlot from 3 certified organic vineyards
WASHING AND DRYING
Washing and drying of each single bunch
FERMENTATION AND AGEING
18 months in small casks
BOTTLE AGEING
6 years and 5 months.
SULPHITES
Total Sulphur Dioxide less than 30 milligrams/litre
ALCOHOL CONTENT
13.7% Vol.