Full Review

Pizzolato

Pizzolato
2018 NSA, Merlot, Veneto IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
No Added Sulfites & USDA Organic
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.99
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Pizzolato
2018 NSA, Merlot, Veneto IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Dark dusty violet color. Aromas and flavors of pickled beets, baked blackberry, black currant, and blackened pie crusts with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with notes of berry iced tea. A fruity, juicy merlot with lots of charm.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Old World
Aroma Aroma: pickled beets, baked blackberry, black currant, and blackened pie crusts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of berry iced tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity, juicy merlot with lots of charm.

The Importer

Natural Merchants, Inc.

The Importer
560-A NE F St, Suite 330
Grants Pass, OR 97526
USA
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Merlot

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Merlot is a red variety that is loved by consumers, yet often shunned by certain wine gurus and critics, as they perceive these wines as “little sisters” to the more powerful Cabernet Sauvignon. Yet on its own, the best examples of Merlot are multi-layered, complex wines that are among the finest in the world.

Merlot has many similar flavors to Cabernet Sauvignon, especially with its cherry and plum fruit, but is has fewer, less sharp tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon. Many producers whether in Bordeaux, America, Chile or elsewhere, often blend small percentages of Merlot into Cabernet Sauvignon to lessen the tannic bitterness of the latter.

A few districts in France’s Bordeaux region, namely Pomerol, are home to the greatest examples of Merlot. Chateau Petrus is the world’s most famous example of Merlot, a powerful wine that ages beautifully for 30 or 40 years in the best vintages. There are also celebrated examples from American, especially in Washington’s Walla Walla valley as well as in Napa Valley in California. Merlot is also very successful in Chile, New Zealand and even in certain part of Italy.

Merlot pairs best with foods such as lamb or veal, but it also sought out by consumers to accompany steaks and roast when they want a rounder, more elegant red wine.