Bollini Merlot comes from Trentino, where the clay soils in the cool, dry highland vineyards are ideally suited to producing clean, elegant and aromatic wines of great charm. Hand harvested grapes were destemmed and crushed, and vinification was carried out in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, followed by 12 to 15 months in large oak casks.

91 Points
Blue Lifestyle
2018 vintage
90 Points
2017 vintage
Harvest Note
The first part of the Summer was dominated by rainfall, which allowed for the development of mildew and reduced the weight of the grapes. Luckily it was possible to lessen the damage and the quantity was only lowered slightly from past vintages. The quality of the grapes was saved by the beautiful weather conditions at the end of August, which was filled with sunny days and northern winds that reduced humidity. The grapes had the chance to ripen slowly, which increased sugar levels while maintaining good acidity. September rounded out the 2016 season with beautiful weather that aided in the development of what can be called a very good vintage.
Tasting Note
The lively, deep color preludes an especially fragrant bouquet of black cherries, spices, berries and tobacco; on the plate, medium body, crisp freshness yet silky texture sustained by well-integrated tannins, lush fruit, subtle earthy and herbal notes, excellent balance and a long finish
Food Pairing
This wine pairs wonderfully with red meat and hearthy first courses. Very easy to drink and food friendly.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Merlot
PH: 3.50
ACIDITY: 5 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
Unique Selling Points
  • Located in the Dolomite mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a unique climate
  • Grown from small vineyards, cultivated by hand.

About the Grape

Merlot makes plump, succulent wines to drink young or opulently massive wines for aging. Has silky, blackberry and currant fruit, with spice, earth, tobacco and chocolate notes, and soft tannins.
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