Merlot

Vigneto Bellazoia

Grape variety

merlot

Type of soil

marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin. Locally known as “Ponca”

Exposition

south / south west

Pest control

low environmental impact integrated pest management

Tasting notes

very deep ruby colour, very intense bouquet of forest fruits, blackberry, raspberry and plum, then balsamic, leather and spicy notes in the end. On the palate is soft with an explosion of taste, lot of berries, dark cherries and a pleasant long finish with all the nice roundness that only the very best merlot could delivery

Temperature service

15°C

Alcohol

14% abv

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first decade of October, hand harvested in the coolest hours of the day

maceration and fermentation with controlled temperature, near 25°C

great wine for a brasato with truffles or with any red meat steak, even better with a spicy garnish, like the green pepper fillet. The ultimate pairing is with a great cheese board

GAMBERO ROSSO AWARD – ITALIAN WINES 2021

DOC FCO Merlot Vigneto Bellazoia 2018 awarded two red glasses 2 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso

DOC FCO Merlot Vigneto Bellazoia 2017 awarded two red glasses 2 Bicchieri Gambero Rosso

DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2021

DOC FCO Merlot Vigneto Bellazoia 2018 – 89 points Bronze Medal Decanter bronze medal 2021