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Merlot

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Wine name:Merlot

Appellation:COLLIO MERLOT DOC

Zone:S. Floriano del Collio (GO)

Blend:100% Merlot

Vineyard age (year of planting):Merlot 1973

Soil Type:Eocene-era origin, stratified marl and sandstone

Exposure:South

Altitude:260 meters above sea level

Colour:Intense ruby red

Serving temperature (°C):18

Match with:Game, red meat, medium aged cheese

Average no. bottles/year:3,500

Grape yield per hectare tons:4

Vinification and ageing

Fermentation with the skins for 20 days, part in steel tanks and part in barriques, pushing down the cap twice every day. At the end of the fermentation the wine is racked in french oak barriques (40% new) and aged for 15 months. 7 months fining in bottle before release it.

Wine Producer

TERČIČ MATIJAŽ

Website:http://www.tercic.com

Address:Via Bukuje, 4/A 34070 San Floriano del Collio GO

Owner:Matijaž Terčič

Year of establishment:1990

Total annual production:45000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):9.5

Vine training system:
Guyot

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable

Harvest period:According the varietals from the beginning of September up to the second week of October

Agronomist:Matijaž Terčič

Oenologist:Matijaž Terčič

History

The Terčič family have owned and managed their vineyards in S. Floriano del Collio for 3 generations. The combination of windy climate and clay-
rich soil, marl and sandstone, in this area on the border between Italy and Slovenia, creates the perfect "terroir" to make high quality wines. The current owner Matijaž began work in the winery in 1990 and bottled his first wine in 1994. Matijaž, following the lesson of his grandfather Alojz and his father Zdenko, is a real "vigneron" who cares for his vineyards with great passion. Ribolla, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay and Friulano are grown in the vineyards, largely in the village of S. Floriano del Collio, but also on some parcels of land in Lucinico, part of "Isonzo" DOC.

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50122 - Firenze, Italy

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