Merlot
merlot
Merlot was first planted in Alto Adige along with other Bordeaux varieties around 120 years ago. This early-ripening variety is planted primarily in warm locations on deep, chalky soils. It yields fruity, full-bodied wines with a southern charm and soft, ripe tannins.
Area under cultivation:
186 ha
Cultivation zone:
primarily the Bassa Atesina, Oltradige and Bolzano basin, but also in the Adige Valley
Growing method:
primarily Guyot trellis
Preferred location:
primarily warm zones on the valley floor with chalky soils
Synonyms:
none
Serving temperature:
14-16° C. (57-61° F.)
Recommended pairings:
game, wild fowl, classic meat dishes, aged cheeses
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846 ha
Cultivation zone:
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410 ha
Cultivation zone:
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Area under cultivation:
451 ha
Cultivation zone:
Bolzano basin, Bassa Atesina, Oltradige, Adige Valley
 
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Area under cultivation:
158 ha
Cultivation zone:
Bassa Atesina, Oltradige, Bolzano basin, Adige Valley
 
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Area under cultivation:
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Cultivation zone:
Oltradige, Bassa Atesina, Bolzano basin, Adige Valley
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