Trentino Merlot DOC “La Casa del Picchio Verde” 2015 – Baldessariby Valentino Minotti
ORGANOLEPTIC EXAMINATION: Maintaining the ruby colour of its grapes, Merlot is an elegant wine with a pleasant aroma of jam and ripe fruit. It is warm, pleasantly enveloping, soft and well balanced.
The Merlot Baldessari is made of 100% Merlot grapes. The wine is made from a single vineyard called “La Villa” located 400 meters a.s.l. with western exposure; The vines of about 45 – 50 years are raised in the pergola trentina, and are located near Villa Saracini. Their bunch is important, with an intense ruby red color. The soil is predominate of calcareous of medium drought and the harvest is carried manually starting between September and October. The Merlot Baldessari is then fermented in steel and matures in small wooden barrels.
The grapes to produce Baldessari wine have thick and crunchy skins, capable of giving intense and marked aromas to the wines. The roots, not irrigated, carry very concentrated elements and nutrients from the soil that intensify the traces of the Trentino earth. This is why the wines produced by the Azienda Agricola Baldessari have a dense aroma, which reflects the characteristics of our territory. Wines capable of transmitting, as was the dream of the brothers Giuseppe and Marco Baldessari, essences of the sun, sky, woods, rain and ripe fruit. In short, poetry and land capable of giving life to unique products.
“Baldessari wine is produced around the land surrounding the city of Trento and is managed according to the organic farming method for the antiparasitic defense we resort to the use of copper hydroxide and wettable sulfur at limited doses and defined for each treatment on the basis of climatic conditions in order to avoid damage to the pedofauna and accumulation in the soil, enological adjuvants and the use of sulfur dioxide. “- Michela Baldessari