||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.
|Composition of the land
||Calcareous soil and gravel porphyritic.
||Temperature-controlled fermentation in rotovini-amplifier.
||Aged in barrels barrels (Nevers, Allier and Jupille) for 15 months.
||Price Cortaccia Merlot Brenntal 2012 € 24.06