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Istituto Agrario di San Michele all'Adige
Castel San Michele Rosso Trentino DOC
Trentino

An extension of the renowned institute, the winery of San Michele is located in what was once an Augustan monastery in the 12th century. Expanded over the course of the last 20 years, the winery today features modern enological technology that is dedicated to the production of indigenous varietals that represent the unique history of winemaking in Trentino.This is the first bordeaux blend produced in Italy. The first vintage was 1957.


Owner: Province of Trento
Website: www.iasma.it
Winemaker: Enrico Paternoster
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

Vineyard Location: Weizacher plot
Orientation: South-West
Elevation: 250 m a.s.l.
Trellising: Simple pergola and vertical-trellised, guyot training
Vines/Acre: 1,335
Soil: Deep-calcareous, loamy texture, discrete organic matter content

Vinification
Grapes are hand harvested in mid-October; Traditional red wine vinification process with extended marc-must ­contact for15 days. Frequent racking in early days of ­maceration days, reduced to two during the last week.

Aging Process
15 months in barriques, blending and subsequent bottle refinement

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red
Bouquet: Complex bouquet of aromas on the nose with overtones of spice and berries, together with smoky sensations
Flavor: On the palate it is elegant, full-bodied, balanced and lingering
Pairings: Perfect with red meat and game dishes; ideal also to serve with cheeses at the end of the meal

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 12,000 bts