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Avignonesi Cortona Merlot Desiderio 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - Very pretty merlot with chocolate, berry and hints of toasted oak. Medium to full body, velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish....
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Candoni Merlot 1.5Ltr

Aromas of well-ripened blackberries, bold flavor with subtle tannins and a light, spicy, cherry finish. Serve just below room temperature.
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Candoni Merlot 750ml

Aromas of well-ripened blackberries, bold flavor with subtle tannins and a light, spicy, cherry finish. Serve just below room temperature.
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Candoni Merlot Organic 750ml

Our Organic Merlot is a full-bodied red with smooth tannins. It's fruity aromas blend with flavors of blackberry, cherry and black currant. Serve...
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Castello Di Ama Vigna L'apparita 2011 750ml

Rated 98 - A deep and beautiful red with ripe berry, plum and orange peel character. Almost exotic in style. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a...

Italy Merlot

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.
With its dark blue colored fruits and high juice content, Merlot varietal grapes have long been a favorite of wine producers around the globe, with it being found in vineyards across Europe, the Americas and elsewhere in the New World. One of the distinguishing features of Merlot grapes is the fact that they have a relatively low tannin content and an exceptionally soft and fleshy character, meaning they are capable of producing incredibly rounded and mellow wines. This mellowness is balanced with plenty of flavor, however, and has made Merlot grapes the varietal of choice for softening other, more astringent and tannin-heavy wines, often resulting in truly exceptional produce. Merlot is regarded as one of the key 'Bordeaux' varietals for precisely this reason; when combined with the drier Cabernet Sauvignon, it is capable of blending beautifully to produce some of the finest wines available in the world.