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Valentino Merlot Terre Siciliane IGT
Sicilia

Born from one of the oldest winery vineyards, this Merlot achieves all the potentials and character of the variety in a fantastic expression of the Sicilia “terroir”. A wine of great elegance combined with remarkable structure and power. 


Owner: Paolo Panerai
Website: www.castellare.it
Winemaker: Alessandro Cellai
Type: Red wine
Varietals: Merlot

Vineyard Location: Niscemi
Orientation: South East
Elevation: 270 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 2002
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Vines/Acre: 6,000/Ha
Soil: Medium texture, slightly sandy and calcareous

Vinification
Maceration for 30 days with frequent pumpings over. Fermentation in stainless steel vats for 10 days.

Aging Process
12 months in French oak barriques, bottle refined for 6 months

Tasting Notes
Color: Deep ruby red
Bouquet: Earthy and vegetal nose of black olive with notes of black fruit and ample spices underneath
Flavor: Good structure with a elegant, welcoming character, and a fruity and spicy lingering finish
Pairings: Ideal with roasted white or red meats and aged cheeses

Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 14,000 bottles