Fuoco

A Grand Merlot with a complex and expressive nose that comes in a cocktail of red fruits enhanced with mineral notes of slate, spices and dark chocolate. A wine with high aging potential.

Additional info

Producer: Castello di Morcote
Grape variety: Merlot-Cabernet Franc
Origin: Tessin
Vintage: 2016
Viticulture: Biodynamic
Certification: Bio Fédérale
Harvest: Manual
Native yeast: Yes
Capacity: 75 cl
Decantation: 30 mins
Serving temperature: 14 - 16 ° C
Alcohol content: 13.5% vol.
Limited production: 1027 bottles for the 2016 Vintage

Info about the grape variety

Grape variety: Merlot
International (planted after 1900) | 1177 HA en Suisse (8,06%)

Merlot is a variety from the Gironde (FR) and is used for blends in great Bordeaux wines. Merlot wines generally have a medium body with notes of berries, plum and black currant. In Switzerland, following the phylloxera disease which almost wiped out the vines in Switzerland and Europe, it is successfully established in Ticino where it has become the emblematic grape variety of the canton, after its introduction in 1906.

Grape variety: Cabernet Franc
International (planted after 1900) | 75 HA in Switzerland (0,52%)

Although being one of the main grape varieties of the great wines of Bordeaux (F), Cabernet Franc finds its ancestral origins in the Spanish Basque Country, from where it spread in Gironde, then in the Loire where it became one of the most cultivated reds. The DNA test revealed that he is the progenitor of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenère. It gives wines with aromas of violets, marked by tannins with more or less herbaceous notes depending on the yields.