Prestige Barrique 2015

59,00 CHF

To charm and delight
A far-reaching and distant look, both in time and space. The charm of a mature and self-confident character, built on the awareness of becoming unique.
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FLAVOUR
Mature character, soft complex and elegant tannins. Partial drying in crates to concentrate flavour, aromas and fragrances.

AROMA
As a young wine: in long ageing process.
As a mature wine: ripe fruit with light hints of vanilla and pipe tobacco.

VINE
Merlot 100%

DESIGNATION
Merlot Ticino

CLASSIFICATION
DOC

COLOUR
Deep red

TYPE OF WINE
Red

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

ALCOHOLIC CONTENT
13.5% Vol.

Description:

Manual harvesting at the right stage of ripeness. Harvesting as late as possible. Drying of some grapes in suitable crates in a ventilated and dehumidified room until reaching the right concentration. Separate vinification. Pressing-destemming every 30 minutes in horizontal fermenters with automatic temperature control. Heating of the mass to 26°C to extract the colour and start the alcoholic fermentation. Processing of the skins in various cycles to soften the tannins. Direct devatting in new barrels. Lees stirring and processing cycles to improve the roundness and complexity of the wine. Blending with the wine derived from the dried grapes, and completion of the malolactic fermentation.
Racking in barrels and maturation for at least 24 months. Blending of the barrels in optimal ratio before bottling. Bottled without any stabilisation or filtration, with possible light deposit.

Malolactic fermentation:

in barrels

Maturation:

in barrels

Type of cask:

barrels

Age of casks:

new barrels

Maturation time:

minimum 24 months in wood

Minimum ageing period in bottle:

12 months

Type of bottle:

Bordeaux

Ageing potential:

over 10 years (if well preserved)

Cork material:

guaranteed DIAM cork without cork taste

Type of soil:

fresh, deep, gravelly and sandy

Processing:

Integrated production methods

Cultivation method:

single and double Guyot

Year of planting:

1963

Yield per hectare:

60 quintals (40 hl)

Harvesting period:

start of October

Harvesting method:

manual

Packaging:

6 of bottles per box (all wrapped by hand)

Pairings:

Powerful wine, of elegant structure, with tannins which are present but velvety. Pairs very well with red meat, game and alpine cheeses, also matured.

Serving:

In large crystal glasses at 18°C.

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