Bortoluzzi Merlot Venezia Giulia IGT
100% Merlot. Brilliant ruby in color. Beautiful aromas of mature plums and cherries are balanced by perfect acidity. The palate is flavorful, intense and appealing, with elegant tannins, well-integrated acidity, and distinct balance.
“For the Bortoluzzi family sensitivity is important, as is tradition. You must always be forward-looking in order to improve, but without forgetting what history and experience have taught you.”
Grapes: 100% Merlot
Vineyards: From vineyards located close to Cormons
Altitude: 80-100 feet above sea level
Soil: Marls and sandstone (Ponka)
Vine Training: Guyot
Vine Age: 15-20 years
Time of Harvest: Late September to early October
Vine Density: 1,820 vines per acre
Total Production: 7,000 bottles
Vinification Process: The grapes are harvested exclusively by hand; the stalks are removed, and the fruit undergoes 15 days’ fermentation at a temperature of 77° F.
Aging Process: The wine ages in barriques and tonneaux, both new and used (maximum 3 year) for about 12-14 months, then blended and left to rest in stainless steel tanks for about a month previous to bottling.
Alcohol Content: 13.00%
Winemaker: Giovanni Bortoluzzi
Cellaring: More than 10 Years
|Dimensions||10.2 × 13.4 × 12.0 in|
|Bottles per Case||
750 ml: 12 bottles per case