Leuta 1,618 Merlot 2017

Doc Cortona

Leuta 1,618 Merlot DOC Cortona comes from a vineyard cultivated in Cortona - Tuscany - IT -. The intrinsic characteristics of the soil and the distinctiveness of the climate guarantee the production of wines of particular intensity and elegance.
C: dark ruby red with highlights of violet-blue.
N: notes of small black fruits flanked by an aroma of dark chocolate and tobacco interwoven with mineral notes that recall graphite and gunpowder, sensations of umami and balsamic mint.
B: round and soft with good body and excellent acidity. Sensation of blueberry jam supported by an excellent sapidity, well balanced and harmonious with a fine vertical structure. Long mineral persistence combined with ripe, mature tannins, delicate and silky.
Ideal pairing with red meats and aged cheeses, especially blue cheeses.

37.50 €

incl. VAT

Description: Leuta 1,618 Merlot - DOC Cortona -
Varietal: Merlot 100%
Wine type: Dry Red Wine
Terroir: Cortona - Val di Chiana - Toscana - Italia
Elevation: 315-325 mt. slm, mid hills
Cru' and Vineyard name: San Lorenzo, Tenuta Leuta
Soil type: clay and silt
Training method: single arm and spur
Exposition- row orientation: West and South - ritocchino
Year planted: 2001/2003
Spacing and Plant density: 1,80 x 0,70 mt. - 7500 plants per hectare
Vineyard Size - age of the vines: 0,5 ha - 15 years, 2,5 ha 13 years
Cultivation and method: certified organic
Harvest method: grape selection and manual harvest in small crates the first part of September 
Yield per hectare and per plant: 70 q.li/ha - 50 h.li/ha, 0,9 kg/plant
Destemming and crushing: destemming and light crushing
Maceration: pumpovers and delestages at controlled temperature
Pressing: none
Duration and temperature of fermentation: 25-30 gg. between 24 and 27 degrees C. in stainless steel
Yeast: indigenous and selected
Malolactic fermentation: done in barriques
Aging: on the lees for 6 months in barriques and another 10 months in barriques
Refinement in the bottle: 24 months
Filtration and bottling: June - July
Bottle production: 6000
First harvest and year of production: 2005 - all vintages has been produced

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