Artù 2016

23,00 CHF

To reign and lead
When the quality of a wine becomes part of its character: unique, generous and strong; when a wine earns the deep respect of the land, has noble origins, has heart and courage… then we have a royal wine like Artù.
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FLAVOUR
Flavour pleasantly full, warm, robust, austere but velvety, harmonious, ethereal, with a spicy aftertaste typical of partial ageing in wood.

AROMA
As a young wine, it releases a complex, intense and rich bouquet of ripe and freshly picked fruit.
As a mature wine: more complex, lightly spiced and softer scents.

DESIGNATION
Merlot Ticino

CLASSIFICATION
DOC

COLOUR
Deep red, nuances of ruby which tend to fade over time

TYPE OF WINE
Red

AREA OF ORIGIN
Municipality of Gambarogno (2 km from Lake Maggiore), Ticino, Switzerland

ALCOHOLIC CONTENT
12.8% Vol.

Description:

Manual harvesting at the right stage of ripeness.
Pressing-destemming every 30 minutes in horizontal fermenters with automatic temperature control.
First cold maceration of the skins for 8 hours to enhance the fresh fragrance. Heating of the mass to 26°C to extract the colour and start the alcoholic fermentation. Processing of the skins in various daily cycles to soften the tannins. 50% of the wine is devatted directly in barrels of 3rd and 4th passage and in 30 hl wooden casks. The remaining 50% is processed in steel. Lees stirring and processing are then carried out to improve roundness and complexity.
The malolactic fermentation is completed. Bottling after blending in optimal ratio to give a good structure, elegance, finesse and roundness.

Malolactic fermentation:

in stainless steel casks and wooden casks

Maturation:

stainless steel, wooden casks and barrels of 3rd assage

Age of casks:

barrels of 3rd passage and used casks

Type of bottle:

French oak

Toasting level:

medium

Maturation time:

12 months in wood

Minimum ageing period in bottle:

6 months

Type of bottle:

Bordeaux

Ageing potential:

5/8 years

Cork material:

Guaranteed DIAM cork without cork taste

Vine:

Merlot 100%

Type of soil:

fresh, deep and sandy

Processing:

Integrated production methods

Cultivation method:

single and double Guyot

Year of planting:

1983

Yield per hectare:

80 quintals (55 hl)

Harvesting period:

end of September

Harvesting method:

manual

Packaging:

6 of bottles per box

Pairings:

Soft and with silky tannings, it pairs well with red meat, ragu and not overly mature alpine cheeses.

Serving:

in large crystal glasses at 18° C.

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