2016 Ispolaia Merlot IGT

Merlot 2012 - bottle100% Merlot grapes grown solely on the premises from a vineyard planted in 1999. The wine matures in French oak barrels and bottled relatively early to capture the round upfront fruit that balances the underlying full bodied tannic structure. Bio certification. Can age gracefully in the bottle.

Iron fist in a velvet glove surrounded by deep red fruit, with a bit of New World taste. Infact perhaps it could be better defined as New Tuscany for the combination of innovation and tradition unifying the best of both worlds: modern but without losing it´s heritage. Merlot fans will love this and those that would like to become one, thanks to it´s enticing aromas of plums, chocolate and spice. Not only is this a great companion to food but fantastic to enjoy on it´s own. A piece of a full bodied cheese works wonders next to this potent red, it will even withstand the challenge of accompanying bitter chocolate, no mean feat for any wine! Do not decant this wine, it will unfold its best aromas if served at around 16° Celsius in a large Bordeaux glass.