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In hte past the Rotella area held considerable importance for the city of Ascoli, which had established. The power of the Rovetino fortress was proverbial, so much so that it inspired a famous saying; "everything will end, outside the Rocca di 'Roveti'". Our Merlot  vineyard lies precisely at the foot of the Selva (woods) that enfolds the ruins of the Rovetino fortress.


GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Merlot

VINEYARDS: At 450 meters above sea level. Spurred cordon system 4,545 vines per hectare

VINIFICATION: Traditional destemming and maceration for 12-14 days at a controlled temperature (max 26°C)

MATURATION: In Allier casks (5 hl) of variously toasted French oak, for 12 months

AGING: After bottling 6-8 months in the cellar at a controlled temperature (15°C) to develop the bouquet


Color: dark ruby red

Aroma: enticingly fruity, with a cherry blueberry and blackcurrant bouquet, plus sweet, spicy, toasty notes

Flavor: rich and full with great structure and aromatic persistence. Tannin full and smooth thanks to long aging in French oak casks. intense finish.

ALCOHOL: From 13% to 14% vol*

(* Depending on the year, the analytical values may vary slightly)

SERVING SUGGESTIONS: An ideal accompaniment for pasta with wild boar sauce, (bird) game, grilled meats with mushrooms, aged cheeses.


SHELF LIFE: Over five years if kept properly

La Canosa, Marche Merlot 'Roveti' IGT, NV

SKU: 12195
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