Organoleptic description
Giocato Merlot is a quality wine of ruby red colour with a shade of garnet. It has a fruity aroma reminiscent of strawberry bushes, rounded off by the subtle aroma of vanilla. In the mouth, it is smooth and medium bodied.

Technical data
Geographic origin: the Goriška Brda wine-growing region
Vineyard type: terraced
Height above sea level: 80 – 150 m
Type of soil: clayey soil
Climate: sub-Mediterranean, a mixture of warm sea air and of the influence of cold winds from the Alps

Wine parameters
Year: 2009
Alcohol by volume: 13 % vol
Acids: 4,26 g/l
pH: 3,60
Residual sugar: 3,8 g/l

Grapes
Variety: 100 % Merlot
Sugar content: a Brix reading of 23,3˚
Harvest time: September 20 – September 25
Harvesting: exclusively by hand

Vinification
5 days at T= 25 – 28˚C

Fermentation and maturation
90 % in stainless steel containers
10 % in American barriques

Sommelier’s recommendation
Giocato Merlot nicely complements pork, venison and beef dishes, grilled vegetables and medium mature cheeses.

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