Merlot Cru Massera
In the vineyard:
Grapes are carefully selected from the Cru ”Massera“ where the vineyard is worked to obtain a big wine, expression of the extreme complexity and vocation of our territory. Massera is made of Merlot 100%. Development of the soil, low yield per hectare, and care of the vineyard are the peculiarity that allow a small but significant grape production per vine.
In the cellar:
The grapes are destemmed and soft crushed. After a cold maceration period, the alcoholic fermentation starts in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature of 28-30°C. Pump-overs and délestage are carried throughout the fermentation to ensure the perfect extraction from skins and the right balance of tannins. The Massera ages into French oak barrels medium toasted for 24 months. At the end it ages in bottle for over 12 months before release.
Deep red in colour with purple hues; its bouquet is perfectly integrated with mineral and balsamic characters and notes of small, black, berries and a convincing aroma of toast. The palate is juicy and balsamic. Silky tannins accompany softly to the next sip. A very long bottle life.