i Clivi 2018 'Clivi Galea' Merlot, Friuli Colli Orientali DOP
Item Number: 14972
Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Sub Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Appellation/AVA: Friuli Colli Orientali DOP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Galea Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Merlot
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Flysch (marl and sandstone)
Vineyard Notes: Galea is one of i Clivi's two vineyard crus. Galea is located in Corno di Rosazzo along the Slovenian border. The vineyard is planted to 70-year-old vines. Four acres are planted to Merlot.
Winemaking Notes: The Merlot is manually harvested. Fermentation occurs naturally with indigenous yeast in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation is 100% spontaneous. The wine matures in stainless steel until bottled. Total SO2 is 46 mg/L.
Tasting Notes: This is a subtle Merlot with lovely aromas of plums, earth, leather, minerals, spices, olives, and herbs. Pair it with roasted or braised meat, salumi, and aged pecorino cheese.