APPELATION: Bergamasca Protected Geographic Indication, Merlot
FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2003 under the name Donna Marta Merlot
VARIETY: 100% Merlot
VINEYARD POSITION: hills located in Tagliuno di Castelli Calepio (BG) 250mt sea level
CULTIVATION SYSTEM: spurred cordon
PLANT DENSITY: 4.500 vines per hectare
YIELD PER HECTARE: 600/700 kilograms of grapes per hectare
SOIL: clayey with rocks substratum
VINEYARD AGE: 25/35 years
HARVESTING: harvested by hand in small crates
WINEMAKING: produced exclusively in best vintages. soft destemming, winemaking in temperature controlled around 28°/30° C. in steel. About two weeks maceration on skins, with some pumping and delestages. Malolactic in steel.
REFINEMENT: after malolactic fermentation, wine passes to french oak tonneaux for 20/24 months. Bottling and 6 months refinement in bottle before commercialization.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5%
AWARDS: CONCORSO INT. EMOZIONI DAL MONDO 2006 GREAT GOLD MEDAL