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.View more information
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.
Aging Potential: 15 years
Aging: 12 months in French oak barriques
Appellation: Montenetto di Brescia IGP
Bottle size: 0.75
Grape: 100% Merlot
Pairing: Red meats, cheeses, savoury soups and roasted game
Production: 4,000 bottles
Serve: 16/18 °C
Type of wine: Red
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.Find out more
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.