Siebeneich Merlot Riserva 2016 Alto Adige DOC

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At sun-baked vineyards, the vine roots delve deep in search of nourishment in the alluvial soils of the Adige river. The wine combines Alpine tartness and Mediterranean fruit opulence in a most delightful manner. Selected vineyardslow yields and unique elegance all distinguish the wines of the Selection Line. Depending on the variety, the wines mature in stainless steel tanks or in oak barrels. The meticulous and gentle processing of the grapes expresses the character of the region and of each single variety, especially after a longer aging period. 

Technical informations

Grapes: 100% Merlot

Soil: consist of eroded quartziferous porphyry which are extremely dry, retain heat but only permit allow low yieldings. 

Exposure: sunny hillside location 

Training system: vertical espalier-trained vines 

Age of vines: 20 years old

Plants density: 5000 vines/ha

Yielding: 45 hl/ha 

Vinification and ageing: fermentation with the skins in stainless-steel tanks with the temperature controlled at 28-30° C. The skins are constantly pushed down gently into the embryonic wine to extract the maximum colour, flavour and ripe tannins. The wine refines in oak for 18 months, 1/3 in barriques, 2/3 of the total in 35 hl casks. After bottling the wine goes through a bottle aging 12 months before releasing. 

Sensory

Colour: bright and intense ruby red.

Bouquet: intense and complex, with hints of vanilla and coffee intert wined with floral aromas and lush plummy fruit.

Taste: is rich and deep with silky tannins and spicy oak tints and leading a long, smooth aftertaste. 

Analytical data

Total acidity: 4,9 g/l

Sugar-free dry extract: 27,4 g/l 









alcohol:  14%
Country:  ITALY
Region:  TRENTINO - ALTO ADIGE
Volume:  0,75
Year:  2016