Vignalta Merlot Riserva Colli Euganei

Vignalta Rosso Riserva Colli Euganei DOC


  • Vignalta supports environmental sustainability. It was one of the first wineries in Italy to install a photovoltaic system.
  • This vineyard management is focused on producing high quality and well-balanced grapes, vinified with “minimalist” enological techniques.

Varietal Composition: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

Elaboration: Vignalta Rosso Riserva Colli Euganei vineyard location is Euganean Hills, Arquà Petrarca, Baone (PD). The soil is volcanic and sedimentary with South exposure. They use the cordon spur pruning technique. The wine goes through temperature controlled fermentation with frequent pumping over for two weeks. It is aged 36-months in French oak tonneaux at a temperature of 18° C.

Tasting Notes: A classic Bordeaux-style blend, with well-balanced fruit and tannin.


2016 – 90 Vinous

2017 – 91 Vinous


Founded by Lucio Gomiero in 1980, Vignalta is one of the most important wine-producing estates in the Euganean Hills. Over the years, it has produced some unique wines and won innumerable accolades both in Italy and abroad. From its inception, Vignalta has produced wines that capture the richness and uniqueness of its region due to the careful siting of each vineyard site on the sides of the highest of the Euganean Hills.

Since 1994, Vignalta has vinified its estate-grown grapes in its modern winery at Arquà Petrarca. Entirely dug into the rock, the winery blends beauty and functionality. Vignalta supports environmental sustainability and was one of the first wineries in Italy to install a photovoltaic system. Integrated pest management practices rely on antiparasitic treatments only when the symptoms of fungal diseases manifest. Vineyard management is focused on producing quality, well-balanced grapes, vinified with minimal enological techniques.

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