The Merlot IGT by Di Lenardo appears in the glass in an intense ruby red with violet reflections. It unfolds its complex bouquet with the aromas of pureed forest berries, such as raspberries and strawberries, which combine with spicy notes of herbs and spruce needles.
This red wine from Friuli lets the palate recognize the already perceived plant notes when it is young. With age, this round Merlot develops an even richer bouquet.
Vinification for the Merlot IGT by Di Lenardo
The grapes for this Merlot were handpicked, destemmed and cold-macerated for about 10 days. After pressing, the wine was fed to malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
Food recommendation for the Merlot IGT by Di Lenardo
Enjoy this dry red wine with Indian dishes, tender pork and beef dishes, cooked meat or mild cheese.
Awards for the Merlot IGT by Di Lenardo
- Luca Maroni: 93 points (vintage 2016)
- Gambero Rosso: 2 guests (vintage 2015)
- Luca Maroni: 91 points (vintage 2015)
|Type of Wine:||Red wine|
|Wine acidity in g/l:||4,8|
|Residual sugar in g/l:||4,0|
|Region:||Friaul-Julisch Venetien (IT)|
|Occasion & Theme:||family event , to enjoy during the week , Cooking with Friends , Party , Romantic Dinner|
|Ageing in:||stainless steel tank|
|Quality Classification & Rating:||IGT Indicazione Geografica Tipica|
|Awards:||Gambero Rosso - 2 Gläser , Luca Maroni - 93 Punkte|
|Maturation:||stainless steel tank|
|Aromas & Palate Notes:||berry fruit , vegetable / vegetal|
|Optimal serving temperature in °C:||15 - 18|
|Food Pairing:||dark food , bright, hearty dishes , spicy food|
|Glass Recommendation:||Bordeaux Glass|
|Bottle Design & Features:||Bordeaux Style , modern|
|Bottle size in L:||0,75|
|Shutter type:||DIAM TCA Taint-Free Cork|
|storage capacity in years from the vintage year:||4|
|Alcohol % ABV:||12,5|
|Allergens & Misc. Ingredients:||contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide|
|Distributor:||Di Lenardo Vineyards - Piazza Battisti 1 - 33050 Otagnano (UD) - Italien|