Castel San Michele Rosso Trentino DOC
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes.
Weizacker plot, located at 230 m.a.s.l. on the basal part of the alluvial Faedo fan, near the Agricultural Institute; 15-20% slope, western exposure. Deep-calcareous soil, loamy texture, clay 15%, fairly good presence of skeleton, discreet organic matter content.
Planted in 1990-2000, vine density from 3.300 to 6.000 plants/hectare, simple Trentino pergola cultivation method and vertical-trellised, guyot training.
Grapes harvested by hand around mid-September, average output of 50-60 quintals/hectare (2 kg/vine).
Traditional red wine vinification process with extended marc/must contact (15-20 days). Frequent pumping-over in the early days of maceration, reduced to two during the last weeks. Matured for 15 months in small oak barrels, blended and subsequent bottle refinement.
Number of bottles produced
Serve at a temperature of 18°C, taking care to uncork the bottle at least one hour before consumption.
Tasting notes and table companions
Intense and deep ruby red color; well-rounded, complex aroma with hints of berries and spices. Elegant on the palate, with good balance and persistence.
Structured wine, a perfect match with red meat and game dishes; ideal also to serve with cheeses at the end of the meal.