Giol

Giol Merlot

Giol Merlot 2014

Appellation: IGT Marca Trevigiana, Treviso, Veneto, Italy

Soil: Gravelly silty sand
Year of planting:  2002
Vine spacing:  2.80 x 1.50 m
Pruning:  Single curtain
Yield/Hectare:  11 tons
Alcohol:  12.0%
Total Acidity:  5.6 g/L
Residual Sugars: 1.0 g/L
pH: 3.40
Volatile Acidity: 0.40 g/L
Total SO2:  Less than 1 part per million
UPC: 803 253 556 0454

No Sulfites Added
Vegan-friendly

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Merlot has always been one of the most popular wines throughout the world due to its roundness and versatility.  Its ruby red color is not particularly deep, revealing its nature as an easy-going wine, ideal for enjoying by itself or pairing with your favorite dishes.

TASTING NOTES
Our Merlot offers very delicate floral notes, which combine nicely with aromas and flavors of fresh berry fruit and wild cherry.  The well-orchestrated, balanced and slightly tannic palate boasts an attractive plush finish.  Serve at 59-64° F (15-18° C) to enhance its freshness.

FOOD PAIRING
An excellent wine to accompany pasta with meat sauce, meat-filled crepes, egg pasta, lean white meats, and light appetizers.  Perfect with pork, sausages, and charcuterie and with fresh, soft or pasta filata cheeses.

WINEMAKING
Grapes were hand harvested at their optimum level of ripeness, then they underwent crushing and destemming, and the addition of cultured yeasts.  Maceration for 6-7 days followed by drawing off the lees.  Pumpover was repeated 3 or 4 times a day.  Primary fermentation was followed by racking, light clarification to stabilize the proteins, and filtration.

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