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Desiderio Toscana Merlot IGT

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Biologico
Da Regalare
Vino premiato
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Avignonesi
Vintage: 2017
Location: Tuscany, Montepulciano (SI), Cortona (AR)
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£ 52.00 £ 42.00 -19%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 56.00/lt.)
cod. 7208

A bull (a wine) called Desiderio

What: A great Merlot, elegant and intense
Why: For those looking for a great international red
Perfect with: Grilled Fiorentina T-bone steak

Marketed by: Giordano Vini S.p.A. via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.
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Desiderio Toscana Merlot IGT

Avignonesi
Vintage: 2017
Location: Tuscany, Montepulciano (SI), Cortona (AR)

93

James Suckling


£ 52.00 £ 42.00 -19%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 56.00/lt.)
cod. 7208

A bull (a wine) called Desiderio

What: A great Merlot, elegant and intense
Why: For those looking for a great international red
Perfect with: Grilled Fiorentina T-bone steak

Marketed by: Giordano Vini S.p.A. via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.

Desiderio Toscana Merlot IGT - Avignonesi

The label of this wine is dominated by the image of a large white bull. Desiderio is the bull that lived more than a hundred years ago on the Le Capezzine farm, now owned by Avignonesi. He was the biggest bull in Tuscany at the time. It was he who contributed to the definition of the modern Chianina breed, specific to the

Avignonesi is one of those wineries that over the years have contributed to creating the myth of Tuscan wine around the world. With an area of over 180 hectares of vineyards, divided between the municipalities of Montepulciano and Cortona, Avignonesi offers the global market just under a million bottles a year. And although it certainly can't be called a small company, it shows great sensitivity to the environment. In fact, it is committed to organic and biodynamic cultivation, in order to bring healthy grapes grown in respect of nature into the winery. There are international and native varieties among its rows. There are legendary labels sought after by wine enthusiasts around the world in its catalogue.

Technical Data Sheet

CHARACTERISTICS
  • TypeDry Still Red Wine IGT
  • Location Tuscany
  • Grapes 92% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Sensations Notes of mint, coffee powder, cassis and pine forest
  • Vinification Four weeks of fermentation at controlled temperature and maceration on the skins in stainless steel vats using indigenous yeasts. Malolactic fermentation took place in wood
  • Alcoholic strength 14% vol
  • Allergens Contains sulphites
TASTING RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Tips Store in a cool place, away from light, bottle lying down. Do not refrigerate. Open at least 15 minutes before serving
  • Serving temperature 18°
  • GlassGrand Balloon / Burgundy
  • When to drink it Ageing wine
  • Pairing Chianina steak
VINEYARD
  • Terrain Fluvial, clayey sediment of Pleistocene origin (3 million - 120,000 years ago) in Cortona. Moderately deep, clayey and silty, of Pliocene origin (3-5 million years ago) in Montepulciano
  • Exposure and altitude East, southeast, north, northwest. Altitude between 280 and 310 m a.s.l.
  • Breeding method Alberello - Spurred Cordon
  • Planting density 4600 / 7158 vines per hectare
Awarded
  • James Sucking 93

    A rich, flavorful merlot with lots of crushed berries, raspberries and lemons. Medium body, silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows a cool, minerally undertone. Drink or hold.

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