Full Review

Vignano

Vignano
2015 Merlino Merlot, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Regional Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: .1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$23

Vignano
2015 Merlino Merlot, Toscana IGT

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Regional Merlot

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: .1%
Black violet color. Fruity, attractive aromas and flavors of fresh blueberry jam, rosemary, flaky pie crust, and vanilla bean with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, breezy finish with notes of violet petals and nutmeg with light oak flavor. An appealing, bright and fruity Merlot for anytime sipping.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: fresh blueberry jam, rosemary, flaky pie crust, and vanilla bean
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of violet petals and nutmeg
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib Au Jus, Braised Oxtail Ravioli, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An appealing, bright and fruity Merlot for anytime sipping.

The Producer

Societa Agricola Fanucci

The Producer
302 Via Vignano
Certaldo, 50052
Italy
39 -571660144

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.