Sweet, forward blackberry and currant flavors lead into this wine's supple, medium bodied palate and are followed by distinct notes of herbs and hay over a fresh acidic note and background tannins.
Bollini Merlot is produced at vinification facilities near the city of Trento from superbly exposed, meticulously cultivated hillside vineyards. Overseen by consulting oenologist Franco Bernabei, and styled according to the specifications of Neil Empson, the wine is crafted by winemakers trained at the nearby Istituto Agrario Provinciale di San Michele all'Adige, renown for its oenological research. Hand harvested grapes are destemmed and crushed, and vinification is carried out in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and followed by approximately 12 to 15 months' aging in large Slavonian oak casks, depending on the vintage.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Merlot MAXIMUM YIELD: 110 quintals/hectareof which 68% may produce wine(+68 hl/ha; 305 cases/acre) MINIMUM ALCOHOL: 11% TOTAL ACIDITY: 5%