Planeta Merlot Sito Dell’ulmo 2015

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PRODUCT NOTES

Vineyard: Sito dell’Ulmo is a single-variety Merlot and from a ‘Single Vineyard’. Years of experience have helped us identify in the vineyards of Ulmo, planted in 1987 on the banks of Lake Arancio, the ideal place for the cultivation of this ancient French variety. Altitude is 195 metres above sea level and vines are planted with a density of 3800 plants per hectare and trained with the guyot system.

Vinification: Harvested at the end of August, the grapes were destemmed and crushed before spending 14 days macerating on the skins in stainless steel fermenters. After racking, the wine was aged for 12 months in Allier oak barrels.

TASTING NOTE

Floral Sicilian Merlot, a mouthful of bilberries and cherries enveloped in the perfume of toasty vanilla as well as those flowers.

Food Matching: Vegetable soups, Games, roast beef and matured cheeses all partner this wine. Sicilian cookery: Roast lamb, beef and potato stew, rabbit in red wine, boiled beef, stuffed meat roll. Sicilian cheese: Maiorchino

VINTAGE

BOTTLE SIZE

COUNTRY

PRODUCER

ABV

14.50%

CLOSURE

PRODUCT

WINE

TYPE 1

Red

GRAPE VARIETY

Merlot

AREA

Sicily / Sicilia