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Rosso ‘Tarlap’ 2019

Merlot Alto Piemonte style from Garrone
  • Grapes: 100% Merlot
    Viticulture: The vines are mainly grown in Calice, a hamlet of Domodossola
    Vinification: Grapes are pressed and fermented for at least 10 days in stainless steel tanks at a maximum temperature of 28°C. After the alcoholic fermentation, the wine is placed in large wood barrels for at least 6 months. Afterwards, it is bottled and rests for another 6 months in bottle, before being ready for sale.
    Ageing: 3-4 years in bottle
    Bottles produced: 8,000 
    13% abv

  • Colour: Deep ruby red
    Nose:  Ripened red fruits and spicy notes
    Palate: Firm and juicy

  • Cantine Garrone is a small winery located in the Ossola Valley, the northernmost appellation in Piedmont. The winery is only 7 miles from the Swiss border and is part of the ‘Valli Ossolane’ appellation which was only recently given its own DOC in 2009. Here the Garrone family have been producing wine for decades, but their first commercial production (36 bottles!) was released in 1994. Most of the vineyards here are steep and can only be worked manually. Many of the parcels in Ossola have vines that are over 100 years old and grown on the local traditional pergola training system called ‘topia’