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From Zerilli farm a Sicily Merlot

The picture on the label represents the symbol of the natural forces that playing a fundamental role in the succession and the regeneration of life on the earth

The farm is in the cultivation area of Marsala, precisely in an area called “Samaritana” (lat. 37.684961°, long. 12.626837°), in the municipality of Mazara del Vallo, at 63 meters on the sea level, and 5,000 meters from the coast, totally flat, with an high solar radiation.

Wine
It is a IGT Sicily (Typical Geographical Indication ) red wine, obtained through the vinification of 100% “cultivar merlot” grapes.
Year of production : 2006
The trend of climate in 2006 was particularly favorable; winter was rainy and cold; spring was mild; it was followed by a hot summer (especially in June and July), and dry (with sirocco winds) in August. Harvested from 18th to 20th of August, the grapes undergo a classic red wine vinification with derasping and maceration of the skins (at 25-28 °C of temperature) followed by an alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. Wine was refined in steel tuns for one year. The alcoholic content is 14°-14.5° vol..



Description: this wine shows a red-ruby color with some purple reflections. It is possible to perceive the smell of wild berries together with some sensations of sage and/or mint. A full-bodied wine and a really balanced flavor can be discovered at taste.

Estate grown, produced, bottled by:
Azienda agricola Zerilli
C.da di Ciancio 616 – Marsala (TP)
www.zerilli.it

by Graziano Alderighi
06 april 2009, Food Notes > Wine

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