Podere Castel Merlo is surrounded by 18 hectares of its own vineyards planted with the grape varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay.
The property starts from the border with Franciacorta to then enter the heart of Valcalepio. This particular position allows the company to take advantage of two situations: on the one hand, the ideal terroir for sparkling vines: Chardonnay and Pinot, and on the other, the climate of Valcalepio: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for the Bordeaux cuts of red wines.
The Podere Castel Merlo winery transforms only its own grapes, without buying a single grape, and follows the classic method DOC wines and sparkling wines in all stages of the processing up to bottling. The products are immediately recognisable as an excellence of the area.
Over the years, the careful selection of the cuttings and the various areas of the vineyard, the constant care of the winery equipment and the choice of an experienced Franciacorta wine expert with extensive experience have led to wines that are quite interesting, and sometimes out of the ordinary.
From the various classic method sparkling wines brut, nature and reserve blanc du blanc, an incredible classic method Sparkling Merlot Rosé, unique in Italy, and the still DOC wines of Valcalepio in their various refinements.
Genuine wines, with the use of chemicals reduced to a minimum: nature in our productions follows its course and the wisdom of tradition does the rest.
A guided tour of the Winery never fails to surprises visitors with its striking stone and wood environment and the passion of those who work there. Passion, tradition and the continuous search for perfection and novelty are the cornerstones of our work.