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Tenuta Il Cascinone Soliti Merlot Piemonte DOC

2016

In a Nutshell

A luscious, concentrated and plummy Merlot that punches well above its weight.

Tasting Notes

An opulent nose with plum, blackberry and savoury spice characters. Full flavoured with layers of fleshy black fruit and toasty spice backed by firm, ripe tannins and dark chocolate notes on the finish.

Production Notes

The Merlot grapes are grown in a single block of just 2.5 Ha, planted in 2000 on south, south west facing slopes to encourage ripening. Cool nights on the hillside vineyards also encourages the development of fruity characters in the finished wine. The must is carefully fermented at controlled temperatures (26-28 degrees C) for 15 days to ensure plenty of fruit extraction. The wine is then racked at least twice before being transferred to barriques and traditional Piemontese tini (large conical wooden vats) for malolactic fermentation and maturation for 8-10 months.

Grape Blend

100%

Merlot

Producer - Araldica

Araldica is Piemonte’s most progressive co-operative, situated in Castel Boglione, in the heart of Barbera d’Asti territory. Here they work with 230 grower members to source quality grapes from around 690ha of vineyards.

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Il Cascinone Soliti Merlot Piemonte DOC

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Piedmont

Vintage

2016

Size

0.75L

ABV

14.5%

Grape

Merlot

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Cork

£9.70

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