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Avignonesi Desiderio 2006

Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy
  • WE 93
  • WS 91
  • ST 91
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Winemaker Notes

Characteristics: intense, ruby red in color, its bouquet is delicate and persistent, with a slight scent of wild fruits; the taste is fullbodied, harmonious and round.

Serving suggestions: roast and grilled meat, game and mature cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

WE 93
Wine Enthusiast

Sweet spice aromas of cinnamon and vanilla come at the heels of bright berry fruit and cherries. This is a plush, modern Merlot (with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon for extra texture and dimension) that offers well-integrated layers of fruit and oak spice. The mouthfeel is round, soft and long-lasting.

WS 91
Wine Spectator

Offers very attractive berry and milk chocolate aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Clean and fruit-forward. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2011. 3,500 cases made.

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ST 91
International Wine Cellar

Deep ruby with inky highlights. Sweet aromas of blackberry liqueur, licorice and dried flowers. Enters very large and ripe, but the dark plum, coffee and cocoa flavors are freshened by a cool mineral nuance. A wonderfully fleshy wine that finishes very long and smooth. Of the number of world-class merlots made in Tuscany, this is one of the most refined.


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Avignonesi, , Italy
In 1309 pope Clement V transferred the papal residence from Rome to Avignon, France. In 1377, when pope Gregory XI moved the papal residence back to Rome, some noble families of Avignon left France to follow him. It was at that time, in Italy, that one of those families became known as Avignonesi - probably to simplify an otherwise difficult, foreign name. Soon the Avignonesi family separated into three branches which settled in Rome, Siena... View More