MORATEL

Winemaking: From Merlot, Lagrein, Teroldego and Cabernet grapes

The Lagrein and Cabernet grapes are produced in Pressano, in a vineyard with light western exposure and loose deep soils. The other grapes come from the particularly suitable vineyards of Pivier in the Laghi Valley; the soils are of moraine origins, with a significant quantity of silt and clay. The mitigating effect of Lake Garda facilitates the ripening of the red varietals.


VINEYARDS

The vines are trained in the Guyot system, with a density between 5,500 and 8,000 trunks per hectare, except Lagrein, which is cultivated using a double pergola with 3,500 plants per hectare. The average age of the vines is 25 years.


VINIFICATION

The hand-picked grapes are de-stemmed; the fruit is left whole to ferment in stainless steel vats. Maceration lasts approximately 10 days for Lagrein and Teroldego and approximately 20 days for Merlot and Cabernet. Once the maceration is complete, the wine ages in barriques for about 12 months, at which point the cuv?e of the different wines is made. In order to safeguard the wine?s freshness and fruit flavors, the wine is stored exclusively in used barrels.

After bottling, Moratel ages for at least six months in the bottle before being sold.