D.O.C. Collio

The intense fragrance of wild and blackberries is contrasted by a nuance of graphite and wet stones. It’s velvety smooth and full-bodied with a dense wave of tart. The flavour is dry, full and mellow with surprising finesse, elegance and length.

It is completely dry with approximately 14%vol alcohol produced from natural sugar from grapes.

Wine: Merlot
Geographical Area: D.O.C. Collio
Grape Variety: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
Production Zone: Cormons (Gorizia)
Name: Gradnik, Monte
Age of vines: 10
Soil profile: Layers of clay marl alternating with sandstone flysch of Eocene origin
Vine training system: Single guyot
Exposure: South, hilly position
Yield: 6000 kg/ha
Harvest: Manual in small boxes in second half of September.
Elaboration: Destemming and crushing in open wooden vats. Fermentation and maceration for about 30 days with frequent punch downs of the skins. Maturation in partly new oak barrels for about 12 months and larger oak barrels for another 12 months. Malolactic fermentation completely done. At least another 24 months of aging in stainless steel and bottle. Gentle filtration at the time of bottling.
Bottle: Bordeaux Grand Cru 0.75 L, 1,5 L
Closure: Natural cork, tin capsule
Packiging: Box six bottles