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I "Classici" of Cantina LaVis form a representative selection of typical Trentino wines, a true expression of the link between vineyard, terrain and people - a perfect synthesis of man and environment in a union of labour, passion and expertise. The “Quality Project” and “Zoning”, which guarantee “the right vine in the right place”, exploit the characteristics of the terrain to ensure that the right conditions for producing wines of unchallenged quality are present from the outset. Our growers cultivate the land and the vines in small individual plots. They know its history, needs and potential, enabling the vine to express its full potential. Traditional winemaking skills are then employed to create wines of rich and vibrant personalities, offering subtlety and elegance at a peak of perfection.
The Merlot grape, of French origin, has been grown in Trentino for many years with excellent results, especially in the foothill and valley vineyards. To express its full potential it needs a stony soil, loose and not particularly fertile, to encourage early ripening.
Soil: sandy loam, alluvial in the valleys, deep and siltitic on the hillsides.
Exposure: west, south-west
Altitude: 280 m ASL
Training system: guyot and simple Trentino pergola.
Planting density: 5.000 vines/hectare
Harvest: manual harvesting in early October.
Vinification and ageing: fermentation at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, static decantation of the wine for 48 hours, malolactic fermentation in fibreglass reinforced concrete tanks, ageing on the lees for approximately 5/6 months, 90% in concrete tanks and 10% in French oak barrels that have been used 3 or 4 times previously.
Colour: rich ruby colour
Bouquet: elegant bouquet reminiscent of blackberry and plum.
Taste: full-bodied and well balanced, it lingers on the palate.