The wines of our Arcole winery
80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.
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.
Only the best bunches are selected, after a careful evaluation of the ripeness and health, for the drying process which lasts 35 days in a controlled environment. After fermentation, aging for at least 1 years half in Tonneaux and half in large oak Slavonian barrel (30/60 Hl). Settlement in steel tank before bottling and refining in bottles for about 3 months. Natural sugar content of about 8 g/L.
Around 16,0 % vol.
Colour: intense and deep ruby red.
Nose: fruity fine and ripe with balsamic notes, mentholated and vanilla donated by the aging in wood.
Flavour: dominated by the fruit, round and enveloping. A balanced wine of great softness.
Recommended with roastedmeat, grilled meat and mature spicy cheeses.
Serve at: 18°-20°C (64-68°F).