Terenzuola La Merla Toscano IGT 2020 14.5% vol.

19,30  sis. KM

Allergens

Sulphites

Alcohol content

14.50%

Capacity

0.75L

Country of production

Italy

Appellation

Toscana IGT

Region

Tuscany

Manufacturer

Terenzuola

Colour

Red

Grape varieties

Barsaglina/Massaretta, Canaiolo

The agricultural company was founded in 1993, by Ivan Giuliani, who inherited the farm previously purchased in the 1930s from his grandfather. The spark for this profession was ignited after 1995. At the end of his military service in Friuli, in the midst of vineyards and winemakers who passed on to him their attachment to their land and the best winemaking techniques, Ivan decided that this would be the metier of his life. The winery is located in Fosdinovo, in the province of Massa, in the northernmost tongue of Tuscany. The company covers about 20 hectares located between Luni, Candia, Cinque Terre and Lunigiana. The harvest is carried out manually and late, so that the grapes achieve a perfect balance between sugars, acidity, polyphenols and aromas. It is wonderful to know that the vines, as many as 8500 per hectare, are planted in this way to make them compete with each other so that the search for food takes place ever deeper. The plant will be stronger and less in need of care.

Winemaking

Vineyards located on clay shale soils rich in iron slag and lignite. Low Guyot and modified alberello training with an average density of 8,600 plants per hectare. Manual harvesting, divided by ripeness of the different plots in October. Soft systems for receiving the grapes, slight draining, maceration and fermentation in cement vats, division of the different plots, racking by gravity and subsequent ageing for one year in 20 hl Slavonian oak casks. Bottling after 18 months from the harvest and release of the wine after a further 8 months of ageing in glass.

Tasting notes

It has an intense ruby red color; notes of pepper and hints of wild berries make up an elegant, intense and spicy aromatic profile. The sip is direct, enveloping and mineral with fruity aromatic returns. It goes well with red meat dishes and stewed game. Excellent with aged cheeses.
Allergens

Sulphites

Alcohol content

14.50%

Capacity

0.75L

Country of production

Italy

Appellation

Toscana IGT

Region

Tuscany

Manufacturer

Terenzuola

Colour

Red

Grape varieties

Barsaglina/Massaretta, Canaiolo