The wines of our Arcole winery

Merlot RiservaDoc

Grapes Variety
100% Merlot

Viticultural details
Guyot training systems with plant density of 5,200 vines/ha. The distance between the ranks is 2,40 meters, while in the row between the vines is 0.80 cm. The production varies depending on the season from 2 to maximum 3.5 kg per vine. The soil is of medium texture, tending to sandy. At 80 m. (260 ft.) above sea level. Age of the vines 15 years.

Vinification andmaturation
After a selection, the Best grapes are semi-dried for 20 days, than soft pressed. Fermentation takes 30 days at 30°C controlled temperature. Then the wine ages for 12 months in large oak barrels and 9 months in tonneaux. Final 6 months in bottle.

Around 14,0 % vol.


Colour: Intense ruby red with violet tinges.
Nose: The BOUQUET is fruity with hints of raspberries and cherries, vanilla
and spices notes.
Flavour: On the PALATE it results balanced and velvety with good structure. Notes of jam and spices. Persistent. Well structured with pleasant tannins and red fruit jam.


Recommended with roastedmeat, grilled meat and mature spicy cheeses.

Serve at: 18°-20°C (64-68°F).


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