Merlot, formerly present in Veneto at the end of the 19th century, is considered one of the most representative red wines of the Veneto wine culture. Santomè aimed to create a full-bodied and thick red wine in honor of the Veneto traditions and to re-evaluate this wine – Merlot, so underestimated in the last few years.
This red wine is obtained from a selection of Merlot grapes grown on Parcel 80 in our vineyards in the Carboncine – Roncade area. Late-harvested to capture the fruit at the moment of its optimum maturation. Maceration for 30 days and refining in 500-litre barriques for 42 months. Only produced in the best years.
- Alcohol level: 14.50%
- Grapes: Merlot – Mappale #80
- Vintage: 2015
- Winemaking: 30 days maceration and 42 months in oak tonneau. “Appassimento” process used in a percentage of the blend. Further year in bottle before release
Winemaker's note: produced in the best vintage years. Power and elegance delivered through maximum intensity of the fruit.