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Merlot Santa Giustina IGT

Red wine from Lombardy

Alcohol: 14,00%
Grape: 100% Merlot
Production: 4,000 bottles


Merlot is probably one of the most widely spread and cultivated grapes in the world and can finds an ideal microclimate on Castenedolo hills.

Fermentation is in stainless steel tanks with the skin left for a certain amount of time there. The Santa Giustina Merlot aging is in French oak barriques for 12 months.

The vineyard Santa Giustina was purchased to stop the expansion of the clay mine which, for several years, contributed in destroying one of the most ancient grapevine areas of the hill. For this reason Peri Bigogno is very emotionally linked to this wine.

Colour: clear, dark ruby red.

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Perfume: intense, persistent and pleasant, typical of Merlot grapes. Red fruit and sweet spices.

Taste: particularly smooth thanks to the correct presence of noble tannins, with good persistence. Nicely balanced.

Tasting note


Aging Potential: 15 years

Aging: 12 months in French oak barriques

Alcohol: 14,00%

Appellation: Montenetto di Brescia IGP

Bottle size: 0.75

Grape: 100% Merlot

Harvest: 2016

Pairing: Red meats, cheeses, savoury soups and roasted game

Production: 4,000 bottles

Region: Lombardy

Serve: 16/18 °C

Type of wine: Red

Peri Bigogno

Cantina Peri Bigogno born in 1946 on the moraine hills of Castenedolo, a small town near Garda Lake. Andrea, third generation, is focusing to refine their sparking wine Talento (refermentation in the bottle, the method called in France “Method Champenoise”) and celebrate a local grape (Marzemino) in its red and rose versions.

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The family behind the winery

Graziella and Adriano Peri bought the palace, with the historical cellar and vineyards, in 1946.

Their son Mario, alongside his wife Maria, started feeling a strong passion for managing the winery and in 1972 decided to bottling the best selection of their wines, creating some labels that are still produced now by the Peri family.

From 2008 the 3d generation, Andrea and his wife Francesca.

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