Sassonero – DOC Colli Euganei Merlot

The Sassonero is a steep hill located in Arquà Petrarca.
Black, “negro” for the local people, it is the strand of dark trachytis that raised the sea floor, but so is the surface of red limestone scale that here is almost scorched by the summer sun. In this wonderful Mediterranean environment, surrounded by broom, almond and olive trees, we cultivate three hectares of highly concentrated Merlot, which ages for three years in oak barrels before being put into bottle.

Grape varieties
Merlot 100%

Vintage
2017

Alcohol
15 % vol.

Vineyard
It is on the south side of the Sassonegro in Arquà Petrarca, red limestone scale, warm, well drained and shallow. The plants were renovated between 1997 and 2004, at average density and cordon spur trained.

Vinification
It ferments in stainless-steel tanks and oak barrels. It matures for about 3 years in tonneaux and casks, then it rests and decants in cement tanks for some months. It is not clarified nor filtered.

Service and pairing
Uncork a few hours before, serving around 18°C. Excellent with Paduan hen “in tocio”, or with a good homemade salami. We recommend the consumption between the 5th and the 10th year of age.

Awards
The asterisk * is referred to a wine with a great “Value-for-money”.
2021 Gambero Rosso: Sassonero 2016 – 2 bicchieri rossi*
2020 Gambero Rosso: Sassonero 2015 – 2 bicchieri rossi*
2020 Vitae, AIS: Sassonero 2015 – 3 Viti
2019 Gambero Rosso: Sassonero 2013 – 2 bicchieri rossi*
2019 Premio MondoMerlot: Sassonero 2015 – Medaglia d’Argento
2019 Premio Speciale BioDiVino: Sassonero 2015 – Medaglia d’Argento
2019 Go Wine – Vino Top: Sassonero 2013
2018 Go Wine – Vino Top: Sassonero 2012
2018 Gambero Rosso: Sassonero 2012 – 2 bicchieri rossi
2018 I Vini di Veronelli: Sassonero 2012 – 89 punti
2017 “Selezione del Sindaco”: Sassonero 2012 – Medaglia d’Oro
2017 Premio Speciale BioDivino: Sassonero 2012 – Medaglia d’Oro
2017 Bioweinpreis: Sassonero 2012 – Medaglia d’Oro, 92 punti
2017 Go Wine – Vino Top: Sassonero 2011
2017 I Vini di Veronelli: Sassonero 2011 – 3 stelle rosse, 91 punti
2016 I Vini di Veronelli: Sassonero 2010 – 2 stelle rosse, 88 punti
2015 Gambero Rosso: Sassonero 2010 – 2 bicchieri rossi
2013 L’Espresso: Sassonero 2009 – 3 bottiglie
2013 I Vini di Veronelli: Sassonero 2009 – 2 stelle, 87 punti
2013 Gambero Rosso: Sassonero 2009 – 2 bicchieri rossi
2013 “Selezione del Sindaco”: Sassonero 2009 – Medaglia d’Oro
2011 Aldeno, Merlot d’Italia: Sassonero 2008 – 3° classificato
2009 Aldeno, Merlot d’Italia: Sassonero 2007 – 2° classificato
2008 Gambero Rosso: Sassonero 2005 – 3 Bicchieri
2005 Aldeno, Merlot d’Italia: Sassonero 2003 – 1° classificato
2003 Aldeno, Merlot d’Italia: Sassonero 2001 – 1° classificato

Sulfites analyses

Category: Product ID: 5924