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Merula Salento Red IGP

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MERULA SALENTO Red IGP
TECHNICAL DATA
Grapes: 100% Montepulciano
Production zone: Carovigno Puglia (upper area of Salento)
Surface of the vineyard: 70 m above sea level
Type of soil: tufaceous calcareous
Training system: spur cordon
Density of vines: 4500 per Ha
Production per hectare: 5000 Kg
Yield of grapes into wine: 60%
Average age of vines: 8 years
Harvest time: last ten days of September, early October
ANALYTICAL DATA
Alcoholic: 13.5 % V/V
Total acidity: 5.4 g/l
Dry extract: 35.5 g/l
pH: 3.69
THE WINE MAKING
After manual selection of the grapes, the grapes are worked: after a
period of prefermentation maceration for 2-3 days at 12 ° C,
followed by fermentation at controlled temperature. After 7 days of
post fermentation maceration, the wine is transferred to new
French oak barrels for months. Bottle aging is 15 months.
TASTING NOTES
Intense and deep ruby red; notes of berries, licorice and dark
chocolate, with a slight mineral note. In the mouth it has a minty note,
determined and persistent.

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