Podere Castel Merlo is surrounded by 18 hectares of vineyards planted with the varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay.
The property starts at the border with Franciacorta before merging into the heart of Valcalepio. The particular location gives the business the best of two situations: on the one hand, the ideal terroir for sparkling wine vines – Chardonnay and Pinot; on the other, the Valcalepio climate – Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for the Bordeaux cuts of red wines.
The Podere Caste Merlo wine company transforms only its own fruit, without buying a single grape, and follows classic method DOCs and sparkling wines in all steps of processing up to bottling. The products are immediately recognisable as an excellence of the area.
Over the years, careful selection of cuttings and different areas of the vineyard, constant care of cellar equipment and the choice of a Franciacorta wine expert with extensive experience have led to wines that are very interesting and often out of the ordinary.
From the various sparkling wines of the classic brut, nature and reserve blanc du blanc method to an incredible classic method Merlot rosé of sparkling purity that is unique in Italy and still DOC wines of Valcalepio declined in various refinements.
Genuine wines with the use of chemical products reduced to a minimum: nature in our productions follows its course and the wisdom of tradition does the rest.
In the historic Castle wine cellar, it is worth trying and tasting a glass of these magnificent wines that today have a new star in their firmament: Etoile and its Rosé version.
The striking stone and wood environment and the passion of those who work there never fails to surprise all visitors taking a guided tour of the Wine Cellar. Passion, tradition and the continuous search for perfection and novelty are the key elements of our work.