Power and elegance delivered through maximum intensity of fruit.
Intense ruby red in colour. The aromas are dense and complex - spicy notes of cinnamon and pepper, followed by delicate hints of leather and tobacco. Allow to breathe before drinking, for aromas to develop - wood, fruit jam and vanilla with toasty hints, finishing with delicate balsamic notes. The palate is full-bodied and enveloping. A distinct note of tannin which is balanced with fresh acidity. Excellent persistency in the finish. Sapid and warm. Deserves a large wine glass!
Merlot, formerly present in Veneto at the end of the 19th century, is considered one of the most representative red wines of the Veneto wine culture. Santomè aimed to create a full-bodied and thick red wine in honour of the Veneto traditions and to re-evaluate this wine – Merlot, so underestimated in the last few years.
Merlot grapes selected from the prime site in Santome's vineyard at Carboncine, Roncade. Appassimento, air drying of grapes is used in a percentage of the grapes. 30 days maceration followed by aging in oak barrels for 42 months. A minimum of one year in bottle before wine is released.
Only produced in best years.
Food Match : Perfect with red meats - roast beef, game, venison and fine matured cheeses.
Grape : Merlot
Producer : Tenuta Santome
Country : Veneto, Italy