Orgno

Rosso Veronese Merlot IGT

85,00

The Merlot variety was planted in our Orgno vineyard in 1978, with the intent of exploring the potential of our territory, traditionally suited for white wines, for a red grape variety. The first results were exciting: the Merlot adapted surprisingly well to our area. However, we patiently waited ten years before releasing it on the market, ensuring that it reached the quality levels we pursued.

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Caratteristiche

GRAPES 100% Merlot
GRAPES
VINTAGE 2016
VINTAGE
ALCOHOLIC CONTENT 17.5%
ALCOHOLIC CONTENT
SIZE 75 cl
SIZE
LIFE 20 years and beyond
LIFE
MUSICAL PAIRING Jazz
MUSICAL PAIRING

Vinification:

Harvest: Manual, in the first 15 days of September.
Drying: The grapes are hung on nets for 80 days, following the drying tradition.
Fermentation: In stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures.
Aging: In French oak barriques for a minimum of 4 years.

Terroir and Viticulture:

Orgno comes from vineyards on calcareous, flat, loose, stony and clay-mixed soil. The cultivation system is both pergola and Guyot, with a yield of 50 quintals per hectare.

Organoleptic characteristics:

• COLOR: Intense ruby ​​red.
• BOUQUET: Notes of ripe red fruit, with light hints of leather, truffle and liquorice.
• TASTE: Pleasantly velvety, with great body and structure. A rich but balanced, enveloping and vigorous Merlot.

Food and wine:

Orgno is a versatile wine that lends itself to numerous refined gastronomic combinations:
• Red meat: Florentine steak, sliced ​​beef, braised with Merlot
• Game: Stewed wild boar, roast pheasant, jugged hare
• First courses: Pappardelle with venison ragout, risotto with porcini mushrooms
• Matured cheeses: Parmigiano Reggiano aged 36 months, spicy Gorgonzola, aged Pecorino
• End of meal: Excellent for meditation, accompanied by a cigar

Storage and service:

• Optimal serving temperature: 18°C
• Decanting: It is recommended to decant the wine, especially for older vintages
• Aging potential: Over 20 years in optimal storage conditions
• Storage: In a cool, dark place, with the bottle lying down
• Available formats: 750 ml (standard bottle), 1.5l (Magnum), 3.0l (Jeroboam)
• Recommended glass: Large tulip-shaped glass to better appreciate the bouquet

Awards and recognitions:

• Luca Maroni: 91/99 (vintage 2012)
• Vinetia: 3/4 (vintage 2012)
• Veronelli: 2/3 stars (vintage 2012)
• Bibenda: 4/5 (vintage 2011)
• James Suckling: 90/100 (vintage 2010)

The Orgno Rosso Veronese Merlot IGT represents the success of a winemaking gamble by Fasoli Gino. This wine demonstrates how the Veronese terroir can express excellence not only with indigenous varieties but also with international grapes like Merlot. Every bottle is the result of a long wait and meticulous winemaking, offering a unique sensory experience that narrates the story of an intuition becoming a reality.