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Alcohol: 13.3 %

Total acidity: 6.0 g/l

pH: 3.46

Estimated peak of maturation: 10 years

Estimated cellar life: 20 years


Category: red, dry

Grape variety: merlot 100 %

Source vineyard: Maurus

Geographical area: Friuli Isonzo Rive Alte

Place: Mariano del Friuli (GO)

Average planting age: 22 years

Vine density: 6,000 - 6,500 vines/ha (2,428 - 2,630 vines/acre)

Yield per hectare and per vine: 3,950 kg/ha (3.524 lbs/ac) and 0.66 - 0.61 kg/plantt

Layout: 2.40 x 0.70 m - 1.90 x 0.80 m

Area: 1.20 ha(2.96 ac) in production

Elevation: 31 - 32 m (101 - 105 ft)

Exposure: North - South and East - West

Training method: spur pruning

Soils profile: medium deep, with generous gravel-pebbly texture, ranges from sand-silt to clay-silt, reddish hue due to presence of ferrous and aluminum oxides, well drained little water-retention capacity

Harvest period: 27th September 2019


De-stemming and crushing

Skin contact: 31 days, plunging and delestage applyed.

Fermentation vassel: Stainless steel vats

Pre-fermentation cold settling

Fermentation: 18÷30°C (64 - 86 °F)

Yeast: selected strains

Length of fermentation: 11 days

Malolactic fermentation: complete

Maturation: 19 months in barrels, followed by 8 months in steel until completion of natural clarification

Bottling: 28th July 2022

Bottle-ageing: 14 months