2016, Brucisco Rosso

2016, Cantina Marco Merli, Brucisco Rosso
NO ADDED SO2

2016, Brucisco Rosso

Grape

60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot (14-16 days of whole cluster maceration)

Type

Red wine

Country

Italy

Region

Umbria

Bordeaux, but from Umbria?

Fantastic classic Bordeaux blend, but with a lovely natural wine twist

 

Regular price 250,00 kr
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Maturation

Finishes fermentation in steel and cement then aged 24 months in oak barrels.

Total SO2

29 mg./L

Appellation

Perugia

Vine age

15 years

Production

1.268 btl.

Bottle size

0,75 L

NO ADDED SO2
Cantina Marco Merli

Italy · Umbria · Perugia

Cantina Marco Merli consists of Marco and his father Enzo. They take care of the 7 hectares of land and the winemaking that follows. The Cantina is situated in Umbria close to the Tiberi river with calcareous and sandy soil.

Marco works various patches of vineyards, often abandoned with interesting old biotypes in the Colli Albertini. Fermentation takes place parcel by parcel, variety by variety, before eventual a final blending in dozens of re-conditioned small cement or fiberglass tanks. Sangiovese, Cigliegiolo, old vine (40-50 years) Trebbiano Toscano, and Verdicchio are varieties you’ll recognize from central Italy. His use of Grechetto di Orvieto (not Grechetto di Todi) in his blends underpins the selvativa esthetic Marco strives for. The variety’s wild acidity and bitterness is cut with techniques, such as partial whole-grape fermentation, and various blending of the different soil parcels in a way that the wild selvatica part remains intact.

The wines are all pure and with low, to no added sulphite in all of the wines.