Citra "Core"
Terre di Chieti Merlot IGT

The vineyards have been passed down from generation to generation and have been cared for with love and passion for decades. These family owned properties, some with only 1 hectare, create a mosaic of small vineyards stretching north to south along the Adriatic coast and east to west from the sea to Majella Mountain. The range of climate and topography offers unparalleled quality and variety. Winemaking process from vineyard to bottle led by world-renowned enologist Riccardo Cotarella.

Wine Production

Hand-harvested grapes are vinified in stainless steel tanks with a long maceration at a controlled temperature. The must is frequently pumped over to intensify the aromatics and the color.  The wine is then finished in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes

Fragrant aromas and soft, round fruit flavors that develop into a smooth finish.

Food Pairing

Medium bodied and fragrant, this wine pairs beautifully with roasted herbed chicken, lightly sauced red meats, and pasta.


Varietal composition: 100% Merlot

Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks

Length of alcoholic fermentation: 10-12 days

Fermentation temperature: 71-77 °F

Maceration technique: Pumpovers

Length of maceration: 4 days

Type of aging container: Stainless steel tanks

Size of aging container: 120000 liters

Length of aging before bottling: 2 MONTHS

Length of bottle aging: 1 MONTHS


Also Try

Citra Cabernet Sauvignon Terre di Chieti IGP

Citra Chardonnay Terre Di Chieti

Citra Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOP

Citra Pinot Grigio Terre Di Chieti

Citra Sangiovese Terre di Chieti IGP

Citra Trebbiano D’Abruzzo DOP