Conte Emo La Montecchia Merlot
A fascinating Merlot which is simply fantastically drinkable with its fresh, minty, sour cherry fruit which developed real weight and structure over twelve months.
The top wines of the estate were not made in 2014 so this wine had access to the best fruit.
The Merlot is planted on the South facing curve of the hill where top soils are sparsely spread over a trachyte (rock formed by magma) outcrop. The vineyard is planted at 4800 vines per hectare using a cordon system, it is only possible to work this part of the vineyard by hand.
In this corner of Italy Merlot was the most popular drink long before the vine hit international fame, it remains the most widely planted red variety in the North East.
The grapes are picked by hand, Giordano does not believe in overdoing the green harvest and prefers to sacrifice some alcohol and intensity for drinkability. The fermentation is in temperature controlled tanks and last between ten and fifteen days, the wine is then aged in new, one and two year old barrique for twelve months. 13.5%
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product Conte Emo. La Montecchia Merlot 2014 product code / SKU IRV142 region Italy - Veneto vintage 2014 bottle size 75cl alcohol level 13 - 13.5% body full colour red sugar level dry grape Merlot