Antico Broilo – Merlot DOC 2005

Producer: Antico Broilo
Wine: Merlot DOC 2005
Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
Production Zone: Prepotto, Colli Orientali del Friuli (Udine)
Altitude: 360 feet above sea level
Surface Area/Yield: 2.2 acres, 2 tons per acre
Exposure: Northeast
Soil: Mix between clay and sand, mostly chalcky
Vinification & Aging: After the grapes were harvested manually in October from 30 year old vines, they went to the selected clusters, destemmed and pressed. The must went in the first alcoholic fermentation for 24-36 hours. After that the wine rested for 15-20 days of maceration. The wine is aged in French oak (225l) for 23 months, followed by 6 months in the bottle.
Production: 410 cases
Alcohol: 14%
Antico Broilo Merlot DOC 2005