Sito dell’Ulmo is a single-variety Merlot and from a ‘Single Vineyard’. Years of experience have helped us identify in the vineyards of Ulmo, planted in 1987 on the banks of Lake Arancio, the ideal place for the cultivation of this ancient French variety.
De-stalking of the grapes was followed by 14 days on the skins; fermentation at 28⁰C; after racking malolactic fermentation in stainless steel was allowed to occur and the wine was then matured for 14 months in barriques.
It is a multi-faceted and intriguing red wine which combines the pleasure of tannin with an extraordinary persistence of taste. This is a densely ruby coloured Merlot, so rich with the sweet juice of blackcurrant and candied violet which alternates with thyme and lavender. This is a bewitching wine which gently overcomes you. Its uniqueness emerges in a particular way with a diverse but lively structure of tannins and with its strong and intensely savoury taste.
Although it can so easily be drunk on its own, its elegance renders it appropriate with white meat even when cooked with a sauce of considerable flavour, or else with some delicate fish cooked without lemon or even with baked vegetables.