La Cavea, Merlot/Pinot Nero, 2018
Veneto Italy

La Cavea, Merlot/Pinot Nero, 2018
£ 8.95, 75 cl

Red Wine

80% Merlot 20% Pinot Noir

Tasting notes

This wine is ruby red in colour with intense aromas of berry fruit. It is velvety, round and full-bodied on the palate, with hints of green pepper on the finish.

Vinyards

The vineyards are south-west facing. These hillside sites experience cool nights and warm days, allowing the aromatic compounds in the grapes to develop. The vines are trained using the Guyot system. The soil is calcareous and of volcanic origin.

Vinification

The grapes were harvested, destemmed and crushed. Maceration on skins took place at temperatures of 22°-24°C for eight days. The wine then went through malolactic fermentation before 10% of the wine was aged in oak for 4-5 months prior to bottling.

Producer

La Cavea wines are made at the Cantina Colli Vicentini (like Cà di Alte) for Liberty Wines. The name 'La Cavea' refers to the beautiful Roman architecture of Vicenza in northeastern Italy. Wine has been made in the hills around Vicenza for centuries, and grapes like Merlot, Pinot Nero and Pinot Bianco were brought here by Napoleon at the beginning of the 19th century.

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