Ascona riserva 2017

Merlot Ticino DOC Barrique Magnum
Type Red wines
Classification Ticino DOC Merlot Riserva
Grape varieties Merlot
Aging 24 months in new barrels and 6 months in bottle
Size 150cl
Year 2017
Enjoyment phase 10-15 years after harvest
Service temperature 18-20° C
Alcohol content 13.5 %
Article no 00001291

Fine, elegant and very complex. Fruity notes of morello cherry and cassis. Spicy hints of cinnamon and black pepper, bitter cocoa and balsamic background.

Baked Terreni alla Maggia rice with aubergines and Ticino cheese gratin
Lasagna with aubergines and lamb ragout
Chateaubriand with Béarnaise sauce

Full-bodied and structured. The tannin is velvety and perfectly embraces the softness of the sip. Very persistent and harmonious finish with the nose.

Intense and brilliant garnet

Maceration 3 weeks on the skins in steel tanks
Devatting and malolactic fermentation in first-passage barriques (French oak and 5% American oak)

Vineyard location Ascona
Exposure and latitude south-east, 200 metres above sea level
Age of vines 40 years
Soil Sandy, partly gravelly, derived from granite and gneiss rocks
Planting density 4,600 vines per hectare
Yield per m2 600g
Cultivation system Simple Guyot

CHF 119.00 / 150cl
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