SOPRA Merlot 2016
Costa Toscana Rosso IGT
Designation of origin: Costa Toscana Rosso IGT
Grape variety: Merlot
Label: The name Merlot comes from the French word “Merle” (blackbird). However, it remains unclear as to whether this grape variety from Bordeaux got its name from the blackbird’s culinary preference or its blue-black colouration. The label on our single-varietal organic red wine, SOPRA MERLOT, bears a small feather to remind us of the etymology of the grape variety.
Vinification: Harvested by hand. A vibrating table is used to select the grapes, from vintage 2020 on with an optic sorting machine. Fermentation with indigenous yeast in steel tanks and subsequent malolactic fermentation in French barriques (first use). The wine is aged for 24 months in barriques. Afterwards, the wine is bottled (without filtration).
Alcohol content: 14 % | Vintage: 2016
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A beautiful ruby-red colour; intense and brilliant. The bouquet is well-structured, with notes of blackberries, plums, Amarena cherries and a hint of dried cloves, without any vegetal aromas. The development on the palate is intense, energetic and rich in contrasts, with fragrant fruit, stimulated by lively tannins, which hint at the young age of the wine. The finish is appealing and leaves you with the impression of a Merlot with a unique character that does not fit in with the “super-soft” Merlots. We recommend ageing it in the bottle a little longer to savour its full potential.
A wine that is not afraid of being served together with meat dishes such as grills, roasts and meat dishes with sauce.
Serving temperature: 16 – 18° C