Ronco Cucco Merlot 2011


Italy. Friuli. Ronco Cucco Merlot 2011 750ml

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What were you doing on April 5, 1499?

Originally this winery produced Monte Cucco wines because the vineyards are in the Monte Cucco hills. After some years, Italian Tuscany laws designated Monte Cucco a DOC of Tuscany, so the use of "Monte Cucco" as a wine name was no longer possible. And so the name became "RONCO CUCCO" meaning vineyards on the top of the hill Monte Cucco. The word Ronco in Italian/Friulan means the top of a hill.

This has been our world, our labor, since the winery was established on April 5, 1499.

Classification: DOC Isonzo Merlot

Grapes: 100% Merlot
Vineyard Name: St. John Ronchi
Soil: Marl - sandstone
Orientation: North - East
Height: 90 meters
Growing system: Guyot 2:40 X 1:00 m

Harvest: September 10, 2007
Bottles Production: 6600

Winemaking: Maceration of 10-15 days at controlled temperature, racking, malolactic fermentation and aging in 225 l.

Tasting notes: Friuli wine that achieves excellent ripeness. Intense ruby ??red color. Full and fragrant aroma reminiscent of black cherry, raspberry, blackberry and blueberry. With the evolution of the bouquet is enriched with spicy notes. Taste warm, full and fruity.

Gastronomic combinations: Wine suitable for red and white meat dishes, roasts and medium-aged cheeses. Serve at 18 ° C.

Analytical data: Alcohol 14,00% vol - Total acidity 5,60 g / l

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