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Falesco Merlot Umbria 2010

Merlot from Italy
  • RP90
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Winemaker Notes

Deep ruby-red in color with sensual aromas of blackberry, tobacco and vanilla, which carry through on the palate into a lingering finish. Full-bodied and velvety.

This wine pairs beautifully with mildly spicy entrees such as curried tagines or roast rack of lamb with mint chutney.

Critical Acclaim

RP 90
The Wine Advocate

The 2010 Merlot possesses lovely inner perfume and expressive dark fruit. The wine retains its freshness and vibrancy through to the finish, where fragrant white flowers add lift. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.

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Falesco, , Italy
Falesco
In 2006, our customers purchased more bottles of wine from Falesco than from any other winery in the world! And it's no wonder, as this winery makes some of the top value wines in Italy, if not the world. Falesco's most popular wine is Vitiano, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese grown in Umbria. This is a perennial must-buy: It's lush and fruity, and always seems to garnish outstanding scores from... View More

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