Merlot D.O.C. Organic Sicily

With its ruby red tending to garnet, the Merlot Filari della Rocca, is enriched on the smell with intense aromas of red and black berry fruits, currants, raspberries and black cherry. Its taste is well marked dry, structured, soft and harmonious.

From Merlot grapes grown in a 1.10 hectare vineyard planted in 2002 facing South. From Merlot grapes grown in a 1.10 hectare vineyard planted in 2002 facing south. Merlot is a French red grape variety originating from Gironde Bordeaux, already renowned at the end of the 1700s.

Tasting notes:

  • Grape variety: 100% Merlot
  • Wine type: Red – D.O.C. Sicilia
  • Color: ruby red, dark and opaque with violet glints
  • On the nose: rich and elegant, with notes of black cherries, blackcurrants, cocoa, graphite, humus, roasted coffee, rhubarb, black pepper and cloves which create an intriguing and charming bouquet
  • On the palate: powerful, velvety and confident, Kaid is a territorial and Mediterranean wine which seduces with its unmistakable personality, that combines its full body structure with the lively impulsiveness of its well-balanced tannin content
  • Pairings: remarkable with a red meats, like roast beaf
  • Suggested glass: small balloon-shaped glass, upward tapered
  • Serving temperature: 16-18 °C
  • Alcohol content: 13% vol.

Technical specifications:

  • Soil type: hilly, clay, and calcareous, with high presence of stones
  • Altitude: 380 mt above sea level
  • Age of vines: 2002
  • Where produced: Contrada Costiere Contessa Entellina (PA)
  • Vines/Hectare: 4.400
  • Yield/Hectare: 7.5 Tonnes
  • Harvesting: first week of august with manual harvest and grape selection
  • Alcoholic fermentation: 7 days in steel tanks at constant temperature (23-26°C)
  • Maceration: 12 days at a constant temperature (10°C)
  • Ageing: 8 months in steel tanks on the fine lees at constant temperature (10-12°C)
  • Bottle ageing: 6 months at controlled temperature (18ºC)

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