Denominazione di Origine Controllata
100% Merlot grapes.
1 ha vineyard (about 4.000 bottles).
Planted in 1998.
West facing (320–350 meters above sea level.)
Deep ruby red.
Ripe and intense red fruit with refined notes of vanilla.
Wild berries, prominent tannins, balsamic hints and tobacco.
Producing Merlot in the Langhe area is a significant challenge (I believe) noble and rewarding such as the one that was necessary to produce Pinot Nero. This unmixed Merlot is so interesting, complex and attractive that it will surely make people who look for those characteristics fall in love with this wine.
The first harvest was in 2001, a brilliant vintage which allowed us to debut with an excellent wine. Beppe Accomo decided to name this Merlot “Filius” as dedication to his children. It is refined for about 18 months in small oak barrels. Filius is a wine which should be served with rich and well-seasoned dishes, but it matches equally well with rich and matured cheeses.
Best served at 18°C in large format burgundy glasses in order to fully appreciate the complexity of its bouquet.