Breganze Merlot Doc "Fortelongo" 2017 - Vitacchio

Breganze Merlot Doc "Fortelongo" 2017 - Vitacchio
-40 %
Winery Azienda agricola Vitacchio Emilio
Region Veneto
Wine type Red still
Classification Breganze Doc
Year 2017
Format 0.75
Alcohol 13%
Grapes Merlot 100%
Color Ruby red more or less full, bright.
Fragrance Well pronounced, enveloping with clear sensations of cherry, marasca and violets
Flavor Dry, full-bodied, rightly tannic, warm, broad, with excellent fruity persistence.
Pairing It marries game and grilled meat, excellent with cold cuts and aged cheeses such as Asiago d'Allevo.
Breganze Merlot Doc "Fortelongo" 2017 - Vitacchio
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Fortelongo is a 100% Merlot and it takes its name from Fortelongo location in the city of San Giorgio di Perlena where it is cultivated.

Merlot is an international vine variety which find in this place a perfect habitat: a sunny hill at 300 m. above sea level west oriented with ample thermal excursion during summer where sunny and hot days are followed by north chilly winds during night time.

Fortelongo vineyard is grown with a low yield per plant (2/3 Kgs): thanks to this and to a soil rich in “togarela”, a volcanic ground, we obtain a full of character Merlot.

A smooth tannins wine, elegant, with a rich bouquet, it is suitable for every occasion.



The history of Vitacchio family as wine producers began in 1921 when Giovanni Vitacchio bought the terrains, the house and the cellar of the present winery.

At that time Giovanni Vitacchio started growing grapevine and trading bulk wine in local taverns where a glass of wine was the only beverage available.

In the 60’s Guerrino Vitacchio, son of Giovanni, took the place of his father and, together with his sons they renovated the vineyards and they started to bottle Vespaiolo, Cabernet and Pinot Bianco.

In 1969 Vitacchio company was one of the first vinery adhering to the policy document of Breganze DOC (its registration number is in fact the no. 4).

Emilio Vitacchio, the present owner, followed to his father Guerrino. He marked a turning point to wines production exclusively aiming to quality demonstrating it by obtaining various recognitions in exhibitions and competitions.

Tireless vineyard worker and capable winemaker he has devoted his life to Torcolato working very hard on every step from cultivation, through vine production till vine promotion. All his efforts were rewarded by the recognition of DOC area for Torcolato in 1995.

In 2002 (vedi precedente testo) Emilio founded, together with other producers, “La Magnifica Fraglia del Torcolato Doc di Breganze” an association composed by producers and VIP people belonging to cultural and local business activities who commit themselves to promote and spread in Italy and all over the world Torcolato, this unique and amazing wine only produced in this region.

He also made a lot of effort in preserving and promoting ancient grape varieties of Breganze area such as Sampagna, Refosco and Groppello otherwise destined to extinction.

Emilio works together with his son Massimo who became Sommelier in 2004. Massimo, thanks to his constant innovation desire, is leading the company through a new way of thinking based on two principles: the first one is less quantity for a better quality production; the second one is quality originates from vineyard, not from cellar.



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