Lona

Merlot Riserva Alto Adige DOC

THE peArl

Lona – the popular name for the patron saint of the Church of St. Apollonia – thrives on its surroundings: the vines of the Huberfeld; the warm, clayey subsoil; and the symbolic strength of the little church perched upon the hill. Only a small selection of the finest grapes from the steep slopes around Missian are used for this Merlot Riserva, which glows with the energy it draws from this special location to make Lona a pearl among the wines of St. Pauls.

Lona

Merlot Riserva Alto Adige DOC
Winesheet

Intense ruby red color. Powerful on the nose with notes of berries, black pepper and fine licorice. On the palate it is full-bodied, complex with a linear acidity. The soft and velvety tannins support a finish of great persistence.

  • Terroir
    Lona's vineyard is located in the center of the Huberfeld alluvial conoid. A conical-shaped accumulation of clays, lime and other detrital rocks dug in ancient times by a torrent originating from the melting of the glacier. The south-east exposure gives the vineyard an optimal solar radiation.
  • Age of the vines
    Over 30 years.
  • Vinification
    Whole grapes are left to dry in small boxes until the beginning of December. After the destemming, a slow fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature in open wooden vats. Aging of 15 months on fine lees in oak barriques.
  • Pairing recommendations
    Game and aged cheese.
  • Ingredients
    contains sulfites

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