Toiano Merlot di Streda

Toscana Rosso igp (igt)

Charateristics of production area  
Producer Streda Belvedere
Grape Type Merlot
Altitude 200 meters
Aspect and soil profile East-west. Medium textured, largely clay.
Vineyard density 5500 vines/hectare
Training method Spurred cordon
Average vine age 10 years
Fermentation and Maturation  
Yield per hectare 80 quintals of grape
Harvest period Mid- September, mechanically harvested
Grape processing Crusher-destemmer
Temp and length of fermentation 28°C per 7-10 days in stainless steel
Maceration on skins 12 days
Malolactic fermentation Yes
Maturation 80% of the wine matures in stainless steel and 20%
in French oak barriques (the duration depends of the harvest).
The two lots are then blended and allowed to rest in stainless
steel for several months before bottling.
Alcohol 13% vol
Minimun bottle ageing 6 months
Tasting notes  
Appearance Purple-edged ruby
Nose Intense dark red fruit and wild berry whit subtle vanil la nuances
Palate Nicely balanced, with smooth tannins and a complex finish
Serving suggestions Fresh cheeses and first courses


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