International varietals

Merlot Rupenera

Merlot Rupenera

Soft and delicate, the Rupe Nera Merlot is a wine that is appreciated for its intense and persistent bouquet. With a bold ruby red color, it’s named after the dark soil hills typical of our territory.

Formats 75 cl
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Territory of origin

Menfi, south of Sicily

Grape variety

100% Merlot

Classification

Red Sicilia DOC

Harvest time

2nd week of august

Vinification

After a maceration and a fermentation for 6-8 days at 22-25°C, maturing requires 8 months in steel vats.

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100% Merlot

Terroir

Vineyards are stretched along south facing hills on medium-textured clay soils

Altitude

100 - 300mt above sea level

Vine density

Espalier-grown and guyot-pruned, planting density is of 4200-4500 plants/ha.

ALCOHOL X% by VOLUME

13,5% vol

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Winemaker's advices

Tasting notes

The wine is ruby-red with purplish reflections. On the nose it is intense and persistent, with scents of plums, quince marmalade, broom and rosemary. On the palate it is sapid and warm, with an aftertaste of licorice and notes of mulberry and wild asparagus.

Fresh

Structured

Smoothie

Tannic

Dry

Sweet

Pairings

Cheeses

Cheeses

Rabbit & wild boar

Rabbit & wild boar

Products

The ability
to choose

The study on the grapes’ behavior and the intense micro-vinification activities have led to the introduction of several wines into the product line, some of which, unique for the Sicilian panorama.