Soil type: Eocene flysch with marl and sandstone
Location: Debeli rtič, Purissima, Ricorvo
Grape harvest: Hand-picked at the end of September
Winemaking: Destemmed grapes are macerated from 6 to 10 days. Alcohol fermentation is followed by biological deacidification and maturing in large oak barrels, and partly in stainless steel vats.
Colour: Intensive dark ruby red colour with shades of red brick.
Aroma: Typical aromatics for Merlot are ripe sour cherries, mulberries, and blackberries, with hints of vanilla and dark chocolate.
Taste: In the mouth, the wine is soft and velvety with a pleasant flavour of ripe sour cherries and blackberries. This a full bodied wine, finishing with pleasant ripe tannins and a note of Mediterranean herbs.
Food and wine pairing recommendation: This wine pairs nicely with all meat dishes, pasta, and risottos with meat or similarly strong sauces.
Opportunities: Lunch with friends, Socializing
Serving temperature: 16–18 °C