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Red wine 2008 Monferrato DOC Merlot da Solo, Piedmont, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 13.5%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Variety: Merlot.
Registration number : #MG-L2210

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 1 July, 2016

DOC area for red, rosé and white wines in the Italian region of Piedmont, named after the former margraviate of the same name. It is considered one of the oldest wine-growing areas or perhaps even the origin of viticulture in Piedmont, as evidenced by numerous finds of amphorae and artefacts. The extensive zone covers about 1,200 hectares of vineyards in a total of 229 municipalities in the two provinces of Asti (116) and Alessandria (113). The Monferrato Casalese subzone comprises 39 municipalities in the province of Alessandria, for which there is also the independent DOC area Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese....

The red grape variety comes from France. The name is probably derived from the French word for blackbird (merle), because these birds like to eat the berries, which are very sweet when fully ripe. However, the name can also be an allusion to the black-blue colouring of the berries similar to that of the bird. There are more than 60 synonyms, which testify the worldwide distribution. The most important are Alicante Noir, Bigney, Black Alicante, Blue Merlot, Bordò, Crabutet, Crabutet Noir, Hebigney, Médoc Noir, Merlau, Merlot Black, Merlot Blue, Merlot Crni, Merlot Nero, Merlot Noir, Merlott, Merlou, Picard, Pikard, Plant Médoc,...

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