Cortaccia Merlot Brenntal 2012

Cortaccia Merlot Brenntal 2012

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0,75 l  -  14.50% by vol.
Intense garnet color. Fresh minerality, vibrates intensely on the palate. Fragrant aromas of wild herbs that recall the vegetation above the edge of the woods.
Intense garnet red.
Fragrant aromas of wild herbs that recall the vegetation above the edge of the woods.
Fresh minerality, vibrates intensely on the palate.
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16 - 18°C.
05 - 10 years
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Name Cortaccia Merlot Brenntal 2012
Wine type Red still
Year 2012
Format 0,75 l Standard
Region Trentino Alto Adige
Grapes 100% Merlot
History Merlot was introduced in South Tyrol 130 years ago, along with other Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauv. Already in 1890 - when most of the wine was traded again in barrels - it went on sale the first bottle of Merlot of the then Agricultural Institute of San Michele. The vineyard Brenntal borders the foothills north of the large limestone massif, on which stands Kurtatsch. A network of water veins, from three directions, deposits the minerals.
Location Cortaccia (BZ)
Composition of the land Calcareous soil and gravel porphyritic.
Yield x hectare 55 q/Ha
Vinification Temperature-controlled fermentation in rotovini-amplifier.
Aging Aged in barrels barrels (Nevers, Allier and Jupille) for 15 months.
Alcohol 14.50% by volume
Total acidity 4.90 gr/L
Residual sugars 3.50 gr/L


From this winery:
The “Cru” system of classifying vineyards was introduced in Bordeaux in 1855. Although at Kurtatsch there is no official classification, growers draw on centuries of experience to match each grape variety with its ideal site. Many sites are so stee...

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