Grapes: Merlot 100%
Production zone: Veneto
Vinification: the grapes are harvested towards the end of September. Maceration takes place in contact with the skins for 10/12 days at a temperature of 28° C (82° F). During this period, the wine is pumped periodically over the skins in order to obtain optimum extraction of the anthocyanins and tannins. The alcoholic fermentation is completed and the malolactic takes place in stainless steel vats. In February part of the wine is transferred into smaller steel tanks. The rest goes into French oak barriques to mature. The two wines are then blended together in almost equal parts.
Alcohol Content: 13,50% vol.
Serving Temperature: 18 - 20 °C (64 - 68 °F)
The wine has a bright, deep ruby red color, which is almost purple when young.Its bouquet is broad and persistent, fine and elegant, with hints of ripe cherries and plums against a background of vanilla and violets. On the palate, it is dry, well-balanced, velvety and full-bodied, with tannins that are well integrated with the wine’s appealing freshness.
It goes very well with pasta dishes with strongly flavoured sauces, roast red meats or mature cheeses.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Santa Margherita wines began in 1935 on abandoned land in the countryside of the Northern Italian region of Veneto. Today, the varietals are still richly steeped in tradition and are celebrated for their regional character. The blending of rosé wine is a delicate art, and Santa Margherita is proud to share this delicious masterpiece.