Montiano Merlot Lazio IGP 2015

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A 100% single-vineyard Merlot grown in the Montiano parcel in Montefiascone, Lazio. The volcanic, mineral-rich soil of the Montiano vineyard and a rigorous hand selection of these grapes contribute to Montiano’s solid structure and concentration. One of the most sought-after wines from central Italy, this is a perennial favorite of red wine collectors worldwide!

Tasting Notes

Montiano is deep ruby-red in color and exhibits a wide range of aromas, from vanilla to red berries along with layers of jam and sweet spice. It is powerful and full-bodied, yet well-rounded on the palate with an elegant and lingering finish.

Food Pairing

Pairs brilliantly with cassoulet or hearty casseroles, smoked beef or cured sausages, and roasted lamb with mint sauce.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
The Montefiascone and Castiglione areas/The Montiano vineyard
Vineyard size:
87.5 acres
Soil composition:
Volcanic
Training method:
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation:
1,155 feet
Vines/acre:
800
Yield/acre:
2.4 tons
Exposure:
Southern/Southwestern
Year vineyard planted:
1988
Harvest time:
August-September
First vintage of this wine:
1993
Bottles produced of this wine:
50,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Merlot
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
12 days
Fermentation temperature:
80 °F
Length of maceration:
28 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
225 L
Type of oak:
French oak: Nevers and Tronçais
Length of aging before bottling:
12 months
Length of bottle aging:
3-4 months

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