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Merla della Miniera 2011


The local name of this vine is derived from the blackbird (Italian: Merla), which because of the rich color and the sugar of the grapes usually eats the Merla grapes. Intense ruby red color with violet hues. Ample aromas of wild berries, cherries, sweet spices and hints of pepper and cinnamon. In the mouth it is full, warm, full-bodied, soft and perfectly tannic. This wine is intense and persistent, and closes again with delicate shades of spices and flavors of blueberries.

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€17.95 *
0.75 Litres (23.93€/L)

Delivery time: 3-7 days

Terroir and backbone

95% Uva Merla, 5% Tintoretto

Serving Temperature


Alcohol Percentage
14% vol.

The comment of our oenologist

The Merla della Miniera, Canaiolo Nero and Colorino are vines that one also finds in the Chianti – however they almost disappeared. Vineyards that were included in the "receipt" for the Chianti Classico again, these varieties were abandoned but one could say that they were abandoned for a reason, as on the calcareous-clay soil, they do not demonstrate elegance. On these mineral soils, Canaiolo has a fantastic expression, it is spicy, almost like a Shiraz del Rodano. Dynamic and bare in the mouth, with a sustained closure. Not an easy wine, as there is no sweetness, it is however very harmonic and elegant.




Altitude: approximately 70 m above sea level. Mineral soils, rich in iron and brown coal, with a pebbly subsoil. Climate: between sea and mountains.
Grape variety
95% Uva Merla, 5% Tintoretto

Cultivation Method
Low guyot with an average density of 8.600 stems per hectare.
Vinification & Aging
Manual harvest in October. Soft systems for the reception of the grapes, light draining, maceration and fermentation in vats, divided per plots. Aging for 1 year in Slavonian oak barrels of 20hl. Bottling after 18 months from the harvest, then additional 8 months of aging in the bottle.
Analytical Data
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Develops an interesting complexity during the aging in the bottle.

To Decant
Not needed.

Allergenic Information
Contains Sulfites