Merlot

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Winemaker Notes

A beautiful bouquet combining ripe black fruit and chocolate with tobacco, eucalyptus and mint coming from the barrel. Highly concentrated and rich in the mouth.

 

Viticulture

The vineyards have an overall southeast exposure at an altitude of 280-330 m. The estate is divided in thirty distinct parcels of different microclimate, which is a function of varying orientation, inclination, and soil type. Silt, loam, and clay are found in equal proportion. Rainfall is abundant during the winter months, but summers are so dry that minimal drip irrigation is applied to prevent heat damage. The density of the vines ranges from 3.500 to 4.000 per hectare and the average crop yield is maintained below 3,5 kg per vine.

Winemaking

The grapes are handpicked and placed at a sorting table before destemming. After a five-day cold prefermantion at 8-10°C, the must undergoes a 12-15 day vinification at controlled temperatures. During postfermentation warm temeratures are applied, followed by malolactic fermentation in new 225 l french barrels. In early January the new wine is put into two and three year old barrels for further aging. After about a year the wine is bottled for further aging before released into the market.

 

 

Wine ID

Dry red 
Vin de pays d'Imathia 
bottles
 
100% Merlot 
 
 
 

 

 

Analytical Data

15.4%
3.46 
6.7 g/L
0.75 g/L
2.4 g/L
 
 
ppm