Montiano Merlot Lazio IGP 2009

A 100% single-vineyard Merlot grown in the Montiano parcel, the grapes are grown in the vineyard's volcanic, mineral-rich soils.  These soils, in combination with rigorous hand-selection, contribute to Montiano’s solid structure and concentration. These factors together make the Montiano Merlot one of central Italy's most sought-after wines...a perennial favorite of collectors worldwide!

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby-red in color, aromas of vanilla and red fruits complement undertones of jam and sweet spice. On the palate, it is powerful and full-bodied, yet well-rounded, with an elegant and lingering finish.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with hearty casseroles, Espagnole sauces, goulash, or roasted lamb with mint sauce.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Montiano vineyard
Vineyard size
15 acres
Soil composition
Volcanic and Stony Clay-Loam
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
1,150 feet
Vines/acre
2,400
Exposure
Southern / Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1988
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1993
Bottles produced of this wine
50,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Merlot
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
12 days
Fermentation temperature
80 °F
Maceration technique
Racking and Punchdown
Maceration length
28
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
3-4 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French: Nevers and Tronçais
Length of aging before bottling
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.9
Residual sugar
2 g/L
Acidity
5.1 g/L
Dry extract
34 g/L

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