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Merlot Sinfonia
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Merlot Sinfonia

DOC Ticino, Chiericati Vini, 2012

1500 ml
Grape variety: Merlot
Producer: Chiericati Vini SA / Angelo Cavalli
Origin: Switzerland / Tessin / Sopraceneri
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Article nr. 30062812
Grape variety: Merlot
Producer: Chiericati Vini SA / Angelo Cavalli
Origin: Switzerland / Tessin / Sopraceneri
Other bottle sizes:

Description

Sparkling ruby colour with brilliant purple hue,. Fresh touches of blackberry and raspberry on the nose. Clean and well-structured on palate. The Merlot tannins also impart a complex spiciness. The finish is bold and fruity. A pleasant blend.

Attributes

Origin: Switzerland / Tessin / Sopraceneri
Grape variety: Merlot
Maturity: 4 to 10 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Brasato di manzo al Barolo, Roasted lamb gigot, Cheese board
Vinification: long must fermentation, fermentation in steel tank
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection, in small boxes
Maturation: in partly new and used barriques/ Pièces, some months bottle storage before sale
Volume: 14.0 %
Countries

Switzerland

Switzerland – A small country with enormous diversity

Switzerland is famous for its banks, watches, and cheese, but not necessarily for its wine. The Swiss didn't invent wine, but they have been extremely open and curious to it. Wine culture arrived in what is now modern Switzerland via several routes: from Marseilles to Lake Geneva and the Lower Valais region; from the Aosta Valley through the Great St. Bernard Pass to the rest of Valais; from the Rhone through Burgundy, across the Jura Mountains to Lake Constance; and from Lombardy to Ticino, and then on to Grisons.

Regions

Tessin

Ticino: the Merlot Mecca of Switzerland

Ticino winegrowing is thought to date from Roman times, as early as 2000 years ago. But the foundation for today’s viticulture was laid just over 100 years ago, in 1907. It was then that the first Merlot vines were planted at Castelrotto in Malcantone. Since then, the variety has emerged triumphant here. Top selections matured in barriques more than measure up to those from Bordeaux’s Saint-Émilion or Pomerol regions.

Grape varieties

Merlot

Everybody’s darling

Merlot is the most charming member of the Bordeaux family. It shines with rich colour, fragrant fullness, velvety tannins and sweet, plummy fruit. It even makes itself easy for the vintner, as it matures without issue in cool years as well. This is in contrast to the stricter Cabernet Sauvignon, which it complements as a blending partner. Its good qualities have made the Merlot famous worldwide. At over 100,000 hectares, it is the most-planted grape in France. It also covers large areas in California, Italy, Australia and recently in Eastern Europe. The only catch is that pure Merlot varieties rarely turn out well. Its charm is often associated with a lack of substance. Only the best specimens improve with maturity. They then develop complex notes of leather and truffles. This succeeds in the top wines from the Bordeaux appellation of Pomerol and those from Ticino, among others.