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Description

Commercial Name
Merula
(From the local dialect “Merula” that means blackbird, tribute to these birds that appears every year on the vineyards at the end of the harvest)

Appelation
Salento Rosso IGP

Viticolture Data
Grape Varieties: 100% Montepulciano
Production Area: Puglia, upper Salento
Altitude: 70 meters above sea level
Soil: tufaceous-calcareous
Training System: Cordon spur
Density of vines: 4500 plants per Ha
Yield per Hectare: 50 quintal
Yield of grapes into wine: 60%
Average age of vineyards: 13 years
Harvest time: Last decade of september, first decade of october

Vinification and Ageing
Harvest Method: All the  Bunches are handpicked
Maceration with the skins: 25 days
Vinification: the fermentation takes place using selected yeasts under controlled temperature
Ageing: 12 months in big barrel of slavonian oak, then 15 months in bottle before releasing

Analytical Data
Alcohol: 13,5% Vol.
PH: 3,69
Total Acidity: 5.4 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1,3 g/l
Net Dry Extract: 35,5 g/l

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