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Luisa
Merlot Isonzo del Friuli DOC
Friuli Venezia Giulia

Generally considered to be the main vine of the viticulture in Friuli due to its particular character and delicacy, which is determined by the quality of the soil and the climate. Isonzo del Friuli is on the same latitude of the Southern Borgogna, and of the Cognac area in France and of the Williamette Valley in Oregon. The 210 acres of Luisa vineyards are in the flood plain at the beginning of the Collio and the Carso.


Owner: Comm. Eddi Luisa
Website: www.tenutaluisa.it
Winemaker: Michele Luisa
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Merlot

Vineyard Location: Mariano del Friuli/Corona
Elevation: 90 ft
Vines Planted: 1990-1995
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 5,500
Soil: Predominantly gravel

Vinification
Fermentation for 12 days in stainless steel vats. Maceration continues after fermentation for 15 days.

Aging Process
Eight months on its lees, three months bottle refinement

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red color with distinct violet shades
Bouquet: The bouquet is slightly vinous with fruity notes of rasperry and blueberry and a characteristic scent of violets
Flavor: Warm, dry, slightly tannic sip with a long finish reminiscent of the aromas perceived on the nose
Pairings: Pais well with soups, roasted white and red meat, rabbit in particular

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 18,000 bottles