The wines of our Arcole winery
70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% “winemaker's secret” from the estate’s own vineyards.
The vineyards are located in the small village Desmontà in the south-east part of Verona. The are is flat with sandy-clayey soil. The climate is continental: muggy and hot during summers and cold and foggy winters. These characteristics, so similar to those in the area of Bordeaux, have meant that the international varieties of grape have found the ideal development.
Vinification and maturation
Only the best bunches are selected, after a careful evaluation of the ripeness and health, for the drying process which lasts 45/50 days in a controlled environment. After fermentation, aging for 1 year in French oak tonneaux and other 1 year in American oak tonneaux. Settlement in steel tank before bottling and refining in bottles. Natural sugar content of about 10 g/L.
Around 15,5 % vol.
Colour: intense purple color near to dark, concentrated but bright.
Nose: complex and deep with notes of mature red fruits like plum, blackberry, cherry. Hints of licorice, toasted wood and tobacco.
Flavour: Voluptuous, rich, round and dense.
Perfect by itself as a meditation wine. Excellent with seasoned and spicy cheeses with mustard and meat stews.
Serve at: 18°-20°C (64-68°F). Use large, high-quality crystal glasses