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La Rifra Desio Merlot

£16.10

Grape: Merlot

Country: Italy

Region: Lombardy / Garda

Body: Medium

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

A beautiful Italian Merlot from the Lombardy area of Garda DOC at the south western side of Lake Garda. La Rifra winery hand harvest grapes from their clay and calcerous vineyards in the Moraine hills. Fermentation features regular pump overs before further ageing for 1 year in stainless steel and final 3 months in bottle before release. 

This unoaked expression of Merlot is deep ruby in appearance, with aromas of red berries balancing white pepper and warm spices. The medium-bodied palate shows fine tannins alongside rich red cherry, bramble fruits and blackcurrant, before a hint of white pepper on the finish. Try with cured meats, roast beef, well seasoned poultry, tomato pasta dishes, or mature cheese. 

La Rifra is a family-run farm that prides itself on bringing the best wines from Lugana lands. Founded in the 1970's, their decades of experience ensure they provide excellent and sustainable vineyard cultivation with minimal intervention and no use of herbicides.

Sub Type: Red
Grape: Merlot
Country: Italy
Region/Appellation: Lombardy/Garda
Tasting Notes:

Aromas of red berries balancing white pepper and warm spices. The medium-bodied palate shows fine tannins alongside rich red cherry, bramble fruits and blackcurrant, before a hint of white pepper on the finish.

Appearance: Deep Ruby
Body: Medium
Sweetness: Dry
Blending: Varietal
Oaking: Unoaked
ABV: 13.5%
Vintage: 2019
Vintage Note: From the vintages available you will be delivered the earliest or a mix depending on quantities ordered. Please leave a message in basket if you require a specific vintage
World Type: Old World
Closure: Cork
Wine Size: 75cl
Suitable: N/A
Food Match: Charcuterie|Beef|Chicken|Turkey|Pasta|Mature Cheese|Goose
Producer: La Rifra
SKU RIFRADESIOMERLOT

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