Merlot daSolo Monferrato Doc Rosso – Marchesi di Gresy

Merlot da Solo

The Merlot grapes come from our Monte Colombo and La Serra vineyards which were intended to use in a blended cuvee with our Barbera.

When aged on its own it surprised us with its rewarding and pleasent character, so we decided to keep it apart, “da Solo”.

Type of wine:

Red wine.

Position of the vineyards:

In the Commune of Cassine (Alessandria province). Altitude: 200 mt a.s.l., south facing exposure.

Grape variety:

Merlot 100%.

Vinification:

A traditional vinification and maceration with regular pumpings over. Maceration lasts about 14 days followed by malolactic fermentation in the tank.

To be drunk with:

Ideal with any pasta dish, surprising with rabbit and lamb.

Tasting notes:

Colour: deep ruby red with violet hues

Bouquet: generous, with red fruit cherry and plum notes combined with some sweet spice character

Taste: soft and full in the mouth demonstrating good structure and fine tannins

Technical data for the 2006 vintage:

Alcohol: 14,5% alc./vol.

Total acidity: 5,50 g/l in tartaric acid

Ageing: 30 months in French barriques (Allier oak) followed by 22 months in the bottle

Estimated life: 15 years

From: Marchesi di Gresy

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