Full Review

Candoni

Candoni
2017 Organic, Merlot, Tre Venezie

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Regional Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
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Candoni
2017 Organic, Merlot, Tre Venezie

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Regional Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .6%
Dusty violet color. Interesting aromas of vanilla sugar on lime, sandalwood, gochujang, and boysenberry with a velvety, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, breezy chocolate genache and coconut cream finish with moderate oak flavor. A smooth and easy drinking merlot pleaser.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: vanilla sugar on lime, sandalwood, gochujang, and boysenberry
Taste Flavor: chocolate genache and coconut cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Salisbury Steak, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth and easy drinking merlot pleaser.

The Producer

Candoni Wines

The Producer
Piazza Martiri della Liberta 8
Calamandrana,
Italy

Regional Merlot

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Merlot in Italy is not widely planted, but it is used in some notable wines. A good deal of it is found in Tuscany, where it can be part of the blend of Vin Nobile di Montepulciano or Chianti as well as Bolgheri. Some producers in Bolgheri produce a stand-alone version of Merlot, crafting a powerful wine that can age for more than a decade.

Merlot is also a part of several blended reds in the Veneto region, while there are several producers that craft a stand-alone version in Sicily, where the warm temperatures have resulted in ripe, fleshy wines with round, elegant tannins.