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Red wine Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT "Freistil", Alto Adige, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 14%
Price: 22.50 €
Organic labeling: Biodynamic wine
Bottle closue: Glass
Maturing: Large wood
Registration number : #WE-L1415

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 6 February, 2020

The northern part of the Italian double region Trentino-South Tyrol; the southern part is Trentino. The Italian name is Alto Adige. Geographically it corresponds to the autonomous province of Bolzano (ital. Bolzano). The Rhaeto-Romans planted the first vineyards here as early as 1,000 BC, making South Tyrol one of the oldest German-speaking wine-growing regions. Here the Romans learned from the Celts the use of wooden wine barrels for storage and transport. In the Middle Ages viticulture reached its highest flowering. The German emperors, who went to Rome for their coronation, got to know and appreciate South Tyrolean wine on their travels....

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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