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Le Cime

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Merlot del Veneto IGT “LE CIME”

“Le Cime” is obtained from the namesake of the volcanic soil situated in Gambellara.
After the harvest, which takes place at the end of September on cases, the grapes rest before being pressed.
The Refinement/Ageing occurs in cement barrels for 6 months.

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Merlot-Veneto-igt-Le-Cime-Cantina-ZambonOUR PHILOSOPHY

 

DENOMINATION: Merlot del Veneto I.G.T.

GRAPE VARIETY:  Merlot

PRODUCTION AREA: this area is situated at the foot of a hill in Gambellara (Vicenza), with clayish volcanic soil rich in minerals, presenting red shades (0,89 – 100 m above sea level)

YIELD PER HECTARE: 120 hl

UPBRINGING SYSTEM: guyot espalier

 

GRAPE HARVEST:  manual

VINIFICATION:  after the harvest, the must remains in contact with the peels for 10 days at the maximum temperature of 25°C. In this phase many reassembly are realized so to facilitate the extraction of the colouring substances and of the tannins. After the racking and the end of the fermentation a long series of batonnage is realized in cement barrels.

AGEING:  6 in cement for 6 months

 

ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS: this wine presents a ruby red colour. On the nose it recalls cherries, marasca cherries and red fruits. On the palate it is enchanting and harmonious.

 

MATCH: it matches very well with any kind of meat, first courses and aged cheese.

ALCOHOLIC STRENGTH: 12,5 %

TEMPERATURE OF SERVICE: 18 °C

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Average altitude

120

Yield per hectare (hectolitres)

13

Alcoholic strength