Designation of origin: Costa Toscana Rosso IGT
Grape variety: Merlot
Label: The name Merlot comes from the French word “Merle” (blackbird).
However, it remains unclear as to whether this grape variety from Bordeaux got its name from the blackbird's culinary preference or its blue-black colouration. The label on our single-varietal organic red wine, SOPRA MERLOT, bears a small feather to remind us of the etymology of the grape variety.
Vinification: Harvested by hand. A vibrating table is used to select the grapes. Fermentation with indigenous yeast in steel tanks and subsequent malolactic fermentation in French barriques (first use). The wine is aged for 24 months
in barriques. Afterwards, the wine is bottled (without filtration).