||8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 92% Merlot
||Valiano di Montepulciano (SI)
|Composition of the land
||Sedimentation from the Pleistocene (3 million - 120,000 years ago) with a strong fluvial clay origin in Cortona and moderately deep, silty clay soil from the Pliocene (3-5 million years ago) origin in Montepulciano.
||The Merlot was picked between the 8th and the 14th of September, the Cabernet Sauvignon was picked on October 4th.
||Up to 4 weeks of temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation with maceration on the skins in stainless steel tanks. Only indigenous yeasts were used. The malolactic fermentation took place in oak.
||20 months in 225 litres oak barrels (15% new).
||Price Avignonesi Desiderio Merlot 2017 € 27.59