Passo dei Punici | Merlot

Doc Erice

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Area of production: produced in the vineyards in the DOC Erice territory in western Sicily
Grapes: Merlot 100%
Altitude: 250/300 mt. above sea level
Density: 4.000/4.500 plants per ha
Production technique: harvesting in boxes Destalked, vinification in red with traditional soft pressure of the skins and maceration at a controlled temperature of between 25-28°C. A very careful “élevage” in barrique of french oak Allier Troncaise for 8-10 months. Cold bottling andì refined in the bottle for 12 months
Type of wine: Red. Erice D.O.C.
Colour: intense ruby red, with garnet reflections
Perfume: characteristic of Merlot, with clear notes of blueberries and cherries, blend together with an elegant hint of vanilla
Taste: an intense, severe, velvet persistent flavour, on the palate delicate notes of vanilla and spices
Bottle: 75 cl – 150 cl – 14% Vol.
Best served at: 16° C
Ideal with grilled or oven cooked meat, as roast saddle of pork. Equilibrated with medium seasoned cheese. An alternative and particular in combination with apples and yellow peaches