Lame del Sorbo

Merlot del Molise – 2018

Denominazione di Origine Controllata



Merlot grapevines grow at an altitude on 650 meters located in the Lame del Sorbo area. Grapes are harvested in the first ten of October and vinified as single variety 100% pure Merlot to test the potential and the outmost characteristic this variety can offer. A scornful and rough wine with tannins in the leading role accompanied by freshness and fruit notes. This is an expression of the local terroir characterized by high altidute hills and high temperature excursion.

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Deep ruby red. Intense flavors of blackberry jam, violet and red roses. Very fresh on the palate. Still young but will age beautifully.

ORIGIN The name of the wine has origin from a secular Sorbo tree that domitates on our vineyards situated on the Ripalimosani hill, named “Lame”.
Soil  Calcareous/Clay
Grape variety  Merlot 100 %
Altitude  550 m a.s.l.
Exposure  West
Vineyard extention  0,55 Ha
Year of planting 2009
Density of planting  Low density, 3500 plants/ha, no irrigation system
Type of Farming  Guyot Growing System
Rootstock  SO4 CL. 762 CO – SO4 ISV VCR6 CO
Yield per hectare  7000 kg
Harvesting  Manual, second decade of September
Fermentation  Spontaneous without added yeasts in stainless steel tanks
Refinement  Stainless steel for 12 months followed by bottle refinement
Alcohol content  13% vol
Bottles produced 1238
PAIRING Excelent with red meat beaf carpaccio with pink pepper and with meats.

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