Merlot Friuli Isonzo DOC - 2018

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The earliest mention of Merlot appeared in late 1700 in Bordeaux. This grape constitutes an important part of the blending varietals to make some of the best (and expensive) wines in the world. Would be easier to say where this variety is not planted around the globe, since appeals to the majority of the palates and also is a bit easier to manage in the vineyards. God bless Merlot!

Ivan Muzic is been guiding the family company now for thirty years. His great passion for nature and his land makes him a free spirit born to live within his vineyard beside the weather or the season. Orieta, the wife, together with Elija and Fabian, the sons, have been supporting the father's passion both in the vineyards and in the cellar for years. The company holds 20 ha of planted vines and seems that there is no reason to stop growing. Their mission is first to respect three main objectives: growth, tradition, and environment. This love for nature, its fruits, and the environment let them obtain the MAGIS certification, which guarantees the full environmental sustainability of the wines.


The wine shows an intense ruby red color, with purple reflections. The smell is very intense, bringing a fruit-forward character onto blackberries, plum, and blueberries. On the palate, some round complexity shows a well-integrated oaky character with some hints of spices. Overall a very pleasant, velvety, and enjoyable wine.

The wine is vinified with de-stemming and crushing of grapes and following maceration for about seven days with 3 pump-overs per day. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 12 months before bottling.