Merlot Venezia Giulia IGT

Bortoluzzi reds aim to stand out, made with integrity and the idea of highlighting the region’s terroir and personality as well as the grapes themselves. This Merlot ages eighteen months in stainless steel and oak, leading to lovely fruit, body and silky tannins.


Wine exported to

Canada, USA, Japan, Australia, Austria

Most recent awards

  • 2013 | James Suckling90
Grape Varieties:

100% Merlot

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

Approx. 15 days

Type of yeast:

Selected yeast

Fermentation temperature:

25 °C (77 °F)

Length of maceration:

15 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Aging containers:

Barrique and stainless steel

Container size:

225 L, 500 L, 3000 L

Container age:

New and used (up to three uses)

Type of oak:

French

Bottling period:

April

Aging before bottling:

18 months

Aging in bottle:

6 months

Closure:

Cork

Organic:

No

Vineyard location:

Cormons

Soil composition:

Marl, sandstone (Ponca)

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

25-30 (80-100 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

1,820 vines per acre

Yield:

2.83 tons per acre

Exposure:

northeastern

Age of vines:

15-20 years old

Time of harvest:

April

Total yearly production (in bottles):

7,000

Tasting notes:

Intense ruby red in color, the bouquet recalls ripe fruit, with marked notes of black cherry. The palate is flavorful, intense and appealing, with smooth, elegant tannins, well-integrated acidity and distinct balance.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 16-18 °C (61-64 °F).

Food pairings:

A perfect match for semi-aged cheese, grilled red meat and first courses, such as fresh tagliatelle pasta with game ragoûtor lasagna.

Aging potential:

Over 10 years

Alcohol:

Alcohol cont. 13.5% by vol.

Winemaker:

Giovanni Bortoluzzi