Ascona riserva 2019

Merlot Ticino DOC Barrique
Type Red wines
Classification Ticino DOC Merlot Riserva
Grape varieties Merlot
Aging 24 months in new barrels and 6 months in bottle
Size 75cl
Year 2019
Enjoyment phase 10-15 years after harvest
Service temperature 18-20° C
Alcohol content 13.5 %
Awards Concours Mondial de Bruxelles: Gold, Decanter UK: Platinum
Article no 00001354

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

Terreni alla Maggia rice baked with aubergines and Ticino cheese gratin, lasagne 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 in the nose.

Intense, luminous garnet

Maceration: 3 weeks with skins in steel tanks, devatting and malolactic fermentation in first-passage barriques (French oak and 5% American oak)

2019: Rather cold winter (with snow down to the lowlands). Medium-warm spring with good rainfall. Very cool summer, never excessively hot. Harvested mid-October (1-2 weeks)

Vineyard location Ascona
Exposure and latitude south-east, 200 masl
Age of vines 40 years
Soil sandy, partly gravelly, derived from granite and gneiss rock
Planting density 4,600 vines per hectare
Yield per m2 600g
Cultivation system single Guyot

CHF 58.00 / 75cl
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