Fonte della Vigna Sangiovese Merlot
Italy – 2018
Tasting Note: Intense red ruby colour, with violet hue. Intense and complex nose of cherry, blackberry, violet, sweet spice and dye flowers, with light oaky hint. Gentle and charming on the palate, with smooth tannins, proper freshness, and delicious mineral finish.
Food Matching: Great with tomato-based pasta dishes and burgers.
Vineyard: The vineyards are located in the Romagna area of Italy with clay soils on a hilly site of 100m-300m with North-East, South-East exposure. Single Guyot trellising system is used with a mix of hand and mechanical harvesting.
Vinification: Grapes, some hand harvested, are destemmed and fermented at 25°c for 10 days, on the skin to enhance tannin and colour extraction. MLF is encouraged after first racking off. Wine is fined and filtered before bottling.
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