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Saladino, 1,800 feet (550 m) above s.l.

Sulla Via Francigena

Sulla Via Francigena

Merlot DOC Sicilia 2017

This wine comes in the splendid highlands of the Alto Belice Corleonese, along the historic route of the Sicilian Magna Via Francigena.

Dedicated to all the young Sicilians who have left Sicily to study or work somewhere else, bringing their homeland to the world, and to those who, have come back, bringing parts of the world to their homeland.

Grape varieties

Merlot 100%

Appellation

Sicilia Denominazione d'Origine Controllata

Agronomic approach

Certified organic

Alcohol

14,59%

Total acidity

5,70 g/l

pH

3,46

Harvesting technique

Manual harvest in boxes, first half of September

Wine-making

Destemming, 12-day maceration and fermentation in steel vats

Maturation

In used tonneaux Taransaud for 18 months

Refinement

In bottle for 6 months

Production

1,900 750ml bottles and 30 Magnums

Soil

Highly impermeable, sub-alkaline pH, structure not very coherent, sandy-clayey (clay 42.8%, sand 36.7%, silt 20.5%), poor in limestone and organic matter.