Danzante Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Merlot 2006
The grapes are lightly crushed and the must fermented in stainless steel vats at approximately 30° C (86 F). The wine ferments approximately 10 days and is given seven days of extended skin contact to naturally soften tannins and develop varietal complexity. Immediately following the primary fermentation, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation to enhance the wines roundness and depth. The wine is not oak aged in order to accentuate the pure berry fruit character. After 10 months in stainless steel tanks to marry flavors, the wine is bottled.
Food Pairings for Danzante Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Merlot
The 2006 Danzante Merlot's ruby tonality is striking both for its clarity and its density. Well-fruited fragrances predominate on the nose, initial cherry and dried plum gradually give way to appealing spicy nuances, particularly black pepper. It opens confidently to a mouth-filling palate, where velvety tannins are supported by a judicious alcohol, and achieves a lovely balance of all of its components. Finishes appropriately long.
Aged 10 months in Steel.
|Alcohol: 13.7%||pH: 3.51|
|Sugar: 3.1 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 5.63 grams per liter|
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