Sangiovese - Merlot Salento I.G.T.
Grape Varietals: Sangiovese 80%, Merlot 20%
Vineyards: Sava, Salento
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 for at least 12 months, 30% new oak
Alcohol Content: 13.8% by vol.
Residual Sugar: 8 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: 17 °C / 63 °F
Notes: also available in 1.5 and 3 L