Winemaker's Notes: Production Areas Grapes are harvested from hillside vineyards in the province of Chieti, in central Italyâ€™s coastal Abruzzi region. Grape Varieties 100% Merlot Production Techniques Hand-picked grapes are vinified employing traditional methods and macerated for 15 days at a temperature of 77Â°F. After decanting into stainless steel tanks, the wine spends a short period in oak barrels before bottling and release. Color Vibrant ruby red Bouquet Intense fruit aromas with a pronounced violet notes. Taste Pleasantly tannic, with round fruit flavors leading into a smooth finish. Alcohol Content 13% Serving Suggestions Excellent with flavorful pasta dishes, risottos, roasts and spicy fare. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled.