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Le Due: Terre Merlot

THE WINE

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME:
Merlot
PRODUCER:
Le Due Terre
VINTAGE:
2015
APPELLATION:
DOC Friuli Colli Orientali
GRAPE VARIETIES:
Merlot
FERMENTATION TANKS:
Concrete
YEASTS:
Natural
MACERATION:
20 Days
MALOLACTIC:
Spontaneous
AGED IN:
French Oak Barriques (old wood)
AGED FOR:
22 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION:
Light Filtration when Bottling
VEGAN:
Yes
SO2 REGIME:
At Bottling
ALCOHOL CONTENT:
13.5% vol.
TOTAL PRODUCTION:
2,500 bottles
ALTITUDE:
130-150 m
SOIL:
Marl
YEAR PLANTED:
Average 1997
DENSITY:
4,500 vines/hectare
YIELD:
50 Quintals per Hectare

QUICK FACTS

DNA profiling provided evidence that Merlot is the probable half-brother of Cabernet Sauvignon.

In Friuli where Merlot performs perceptibly better than most Cabernet, there is a Strada del Merlot, a tourist route along the Isonzo river.

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