Merlot 1559

Rocca Bernarda’s Merlot combines great strength of character with elegant …

Rocca Bernarda’s Merlot combines great strength of character with elegant flavor. Low yields and aging in oak casks give good power and complexity.

Friuli Colli Orientali D.O.C.


150 metres a.s.l. south-southwest exposure on
terraced vineyards called ”ronchi”.

Soil type:
Marl and sandstone soil of Eocene origin.

Training system:

Planting density:
5,400 vines per hectare

Harvest period:
Hand harvested in the end ten days of October

Fermentation & Aging:
These Merlot grapes are grown on terraced slopes. They are harvested by hand and undergo a rigorous selection process in early October.
After destemming and soft crushing, maceration and alcoholic fermentation begin in temperature-controlled vats for 15 days. At this stage, the cap is repeatedly punched down and the wine pumped over to encourage extraction of the tannins and color com-pounds.
The new wine is then aged for about 12 months in new and second year Allier oak barriques.

Yield per hectare:

Sensory Characteristics:
Deep ruby red, shading into garnet-red with age. The nose suggests morello cherries and wild berries, laced with faint nuances of coffee. Well-balanced and elegant with a long finish.

Serving suggestions:
Excellent with red meat, game and strongly flavored dishes, or at the end of the meal, particularly with aged cheeses.

Available sizes:
750ml (Bottle)

Serving temperature:

Recommended Glass:
Ballon glassi

First Year of Production: