LINE

Cru

The wines of this line are ambassadors of our terroir and reflect in a unique way the remarkable strengths of our individual sites. They are from selected vineyards where wine has been produced for centuries. Vinification occurs in steel tanks or wooden barrels, according to variety, so that they develop complexity and a refined bouquet. Strict quality guidelines, intense manual labour and demanding vineyard care and maintenance make them what they are: select wines that are finely structured and full of character.

Alto Adige DOC

Merlot-Cabernet
De Piano

2017

“De Piano” is the ancient Latin name for Appiano and the name given to our cellar’s first red cuvée: a composition of Merlot and Cabernet. Both grape varieties have been grown in South Tyrolean vineyards since 1850. For “De Piano”, the two varieties are vinified separately and combined only after a year of ageing in wood. With the soft tannins of the Cabernet and the power of the Merlot, even the most demanding wine lovers find pleasure in this wine.

at sight

Blackish red

to the nose

Blackcurrant, mint as well as liquorice and coffee

on the palate

Soft, spicy, expressive

Variety

Merlot 55%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35% and Cabernet Franc 10%

Yield

A wide array of vineyards in the warmest sites of Appiano, Caldaro and Cortaccia.

Harvest

Merlot end of September, Cabernet mid of Oktober; harvest and grape selection by hand.

Vinification

Fermentation in stainless-steel tanks, followed by malolactic fermentation and maturation in barrique-tonneau. Assembly after nearly a year. Afterwards, the wine ages for another
six months in large oak barrels.

Yield

55 hl/ha

ANALYTICAL DATA

Alcohol Content: 14 %
Acidity: 5.3 gr/lt

Serving Temperature

15 degrees

Storage/Potential

8 to 15 years

Pairing Recommendations

Grilled beef tenderloin (Fiorentina), aged cheeses