Vineyards: Tre Valli (Leventina, Rivera and Blenio Valley)
Vinification: The must for this white Merlot is obtained from the free-run juice of the crushing and partial destemming and a very gentle subsequent pressing. It is fermented in stainless-steel tanks at a temperature of 18 – 20°C. In order to maintain characteristic freshness and savour, the Terre Alte is not permitted to undergo malolactic fermentation.
Alcohol content: 12,5 % Vol.
Color: Light straw-tinted yellow.
Bouquet: Delicate and harmonious, with white peach and ripe Golden apple notes.
Palate: Fruity and dry. Fresh, harmonious and intense. Mineral and long at the finish.
Serving temperature: 8 – 10°C
Aging: The Terre Alte 2011 will reach its full expressive potential beginning in summer of 2012 and will retain its character through 2015 and beyond if properly cellared.
Packaging: 50 cl. in cartons of 15 bottles
75 cl. in cartons of 6 bottles