Sangiovese - Merlot Salento I.G.T.
Grape Varietals: 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot.
Average age of the vines: 25 years.
Harvest Period: Second half of September for the Merlot, first week of October for the Sangiovese.
Vinification: Maceration and fermentation for at least 15-20 days followed by barrique aging in French and American oak for a minimum of 6 months.
Alcohol Content: 14% by vol.
Residual Sugar: 5 grams per liter.
Color: Intense ruby red.
Aroma: Notes of red berries, balsamic notes of licorice, and hints of chocolate.
Palate: Soft with smooth tannins, good structure and a long finish.
Food Suggestions: Meat based food; cheeses.
Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C / 61-64 °F.
Meat based food; cheeses.
16-18 °C / 61-64 °F.