Merlot Wine

Merlot Wine – Ecco Domani 2015

Ecco Domani Merlot wine is medium-bodied with ripe cherry aromas and plush blackberry flavors. Looking for new ideas for food and wine matching? This wine matches well with a variety of dishes, such as tomato-based pastas, poultry, grilled steak, and risotto.

Merlot Taste & Description

Our Merlot wine is well-structured, balanced and soft on the palate, with a clean, full-flavored finish. The taste of our Merlot wine is a great accompaniment for a wide range of foods, particularly tomato-based pasta dishes, poultry and grilled meats.

Ecco Domani translates to "Here's tomorrow" in Italian, reflecting our forward-thinking approach and contemporary wine style. We choose our grapes from the regions where they grow best, which allows us to create authentic Italian wines with bright fruit flavors. Our Merlot wine is made with fruit from the historic and celebrated region of Sicily, renowned for its red wines.

About the Region 

The grapes for our Ecco Domani Merlot were selected from the Italian island of Sicily, where the warm sun and cool night breezes provide ideal conditions for growing Merlot with bright fruit aromas and soft, mature tannins. We select our grapes from the southern edges of Sicily. On the southeast part of the island near the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the sandy soil and mild climate create grapes with vibrant flavors and velvety tannins. To the southwest, our grapes grow alongside the Valley of the Temples, which is a mountainous region with heavy clay soil. Grapes mature slower here, resulting in deep color and an extremely rich mouthfeel.

Viticulture Notes

As is characteristic of the southern island of Sicily, temperatures were hot and dry during most of the summer with a brief respite of cooler temperatures arriving during mid-June. In the next two months during most of July and August, intermittent rains occurred and were welcomed as much-needed hydration for our vines. September was cool with small bouts of rain, creating the ideal conditions to lead into October’s sunny and dry harvest. The wines of the 2013 vintage from Sicily offer juicy fruit characteristics laden with a shroud of elegance.

Finished Wine
  • Varietal Content: 87% Merlot, 13% Nero d'Avola
  • Varietal Origin: Sicilia IGT
  • Titratability Acidicity: 0.53g/100ml
  • pH: 3.77
  • Alcohol Level: 13%
  • Residual Sugar: 0.44g/100ml
Winemaking Region
Winemaking Notes

Following harvest in late August, the grapes for this wine were crushed and then fermented in upright stainless steel tanks for 10 days at 77°F. Following primary fermentation, the wine underwent limited maceration before completing malolactic fermentation.

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Pairing Notes

Ecco Domani Merlot pairs well with a variety of dishes, such as tomato-based pastas, poultry, grilled steak, and risotto. Looking for new ideas? Try one of our food and wine recipe suggestions.

Winetails

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