Product: Storia Merlot
Origin: Vale dos Vinhedos – Bento Gonçalves / RS - Brazil
Winemaking process: Harvest, stemming, crushing, addition
of selected yeasts, alcoholic fermentation, temperature control,
racking, malolactic fermentation, maturing in oak casks,
bottling, aging in climatized cellar, and labeling.
Alcohol: 14,5 º GL
Total Acidity: 5.6 g/L in H2T
Volatile Acidity: 0.64 g/L in H2T
Dry extract: 27 g/L
Total/Free SO2: 0.098/0.35 g/L
Total sugars: 2.12 g/L
Appearance: intense ruby red color
Bouquet: complex aromas that goes
to coffee, chocolate, a fine toasting
joining in perfect harmony with the
notes of Californian plum and red
Palate: powerful and full of body,
ripe tannins, good quality, has high
taste structure and persistence.
Serving: 16 – 18 ºC.
The Valduga family arrived in Brazil in the late 19th century, from the town of Rovereto in Italy, in 1875, and soon began planting the first vineyards in the Vale dos Vinhedos region, Rio Grande do Sul State.
Three generations later, investments in quality and technology have grown and awards have multiplied throughout the world. The brand carrying the family’s name has been transformed into a symbol for a standard of excellence.
Today, the winery is run by the brothers Erielso, Juarez and João Valduga, who continue to convey the passion for wine to their descendants.