Cool nights and warm days filled with sunshine help the Merlot grapes to thrive in Italy’s Veneto region where Decanal Merlot is produced.
GRAPES: 100% Merlot
HARVEST: The grapes are carefully hand-picked in late September. Pickers only select those bunches of grapes at their optimum ripeness.
VINIFICATION: The grapes are de-stemmed, then very gently crushed, causing as little damage as possible to the skins. Very frequent remontage takes place before and during fermentation to obtain optimum colour extraction and soft tannins. There is a total of 15 days skin contact before racking.
FERMENTATION: Temperature controlled at 25-27°C for 12 days. The wine is racked and then followed by malolactic fermentation.
ALCOHOL: 12% vol
TASTING NOTES: Decanal Merlot is ruby in colour with purple highlights and aromas of berries and chocolate. This velvet-textured Merlot is medium-bodied with plum, cinnamon and pipe tobacco flavours. Soft tannins, with a smooth, rich finish. Pair with steaks, burgers, roast beef, poultry or flavourful cheeses.