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        • Candoni Organic Merlot 2020  Front Label
          Candoni Organic Merlot 2020
          Merlot from Veneto, Italy
            4.1 7 Ratings
            13 99
          • Marco Felluga Collio Varneri Merlot 2018  Front Label
            Marco Felluga Collio Varneri Merlot 2018
            Merlot from Collio Goriziano, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
            • JS91
            0.0 0 Ratings
            19 99
          • Avignonesi Desiderio Merlot 2018  Front Label
            Avignonesi Desiderio Merlot 2018
            Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
            • JS94
            • WS93
            0.0 0 Ratings
            59 99
          • Sansonina Merlot 2018  Front Label
            Sansonina Merlot 2018
            Merlot from Verona, Veneto, Italy
            • JS94
            3.9 5 Ratings
            37 99
          • Masseto (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2017  Front Label
            Masseto (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2017
            Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
            • JS98
            • RP97
            • D97
            • V97
            • JD96
            • WS95
            0.0 0 Ratings
            1,899 97
          • Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana 2020  Front Label
            Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana 2020
            Merlot from Tuscany, Italy
            • JS96
            • D95
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Out of Stock (was $309.99)
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          Learn about Italian Merlot wine, common tasting notes, defining characteristics and more ...

          When asked to name common Italian red grapes, most wine drinkers would probably begin with Sangiovese and continue with various other indigenous varieties. But Merlot (along with several other international varieties) has a significant presence in Italy, with over 60,000 acres planted. Granted, much of this is everyday quaffing wine grown in the northeast by producers taking advantage of the vine’s prolific nature, especially in the Veneto and Friuli.

          But through much of the country the wine is grown with more care and used predominantly as a blending agent, thereby adding a certain soft, fleshy appeal to a great many reds. Of course, this practice is often not mentioned on labels. In Tuscany, Merlot appears in a wide variety of blends, as well as sometimes in Chianti Classico. In fact, Italian Merlot reaches its greatest heights in the coastal Tuscan region of Maremma. Here it appears in blends and – spectacularly – in 100% varietal expressions like Masseto, L’Apparita and Messorio. Italian Merlots such as these boast the power, concentration and complexity seen in the finest examples from Bordeaux’s Right Bank.

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