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Angarano Rosso of Villa Angarano is the fruit of the blending of merlot grapes grown on small plots in front of the Villa. The types of soil vary from medium (clay loam) to loose texture with a partial presence of alluvial deposits and rock fragments. The vineyard management starts from the phenological phase and focuses on a constant vegetal-productive balance according to the weather conditions. Once ripened, grapes are selected and handpicked from each plot and each clone. Vinification and maceration occur in steel tanks for about 15-18 days at controlled temperature. The grapes from each plot ferment separately. The first fermentation is followed by 9-month malo-lactic fermentation in small oak barrels with one racking for clarity. The wine ages in bottle for 6-8 months before market distribution.

GRAPE VARIETY: merlot 100%

PRODUCTION AREA: 150-200 mamsl, North-South vineyard exposure

TYPE OF SOIL: alluvial, from medium to relatively loose-textured soil

TRAINING SYSTEM: spurred cordon with 8-10 buds

YIELD PER HECTARE: max 85,000 kilos/hectare

GRAPE HARVEST: first decade of October, hand-picking of selected grapes

VINIFICATION TECHNIQUE: fermentation at a controlled temperature between 25-28°C; cap punching followed by a 15-18 day maceration

MATURATION AND AGEING: 9-month aging in small French oak barrels followed by 2-4 month aging in bottle

BOTTLE: bordolese, 0.75L


 SIGHT: intense ruby red

SMELL: scents of black fruits like blackberry, tobacco with hints of vanilla, spicy and varietal; persistent aftertaste

TASTE-SMELL: full, rounded, enveloping palate; soft tannins

FOOD PAIRING: well-combined with red meat, game and medium-aged cheese