2014

Tenuta Montalbano Merlot Ticino DOC

Merlot

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Wine information

Region

Tessin, Switzerland

Grape

Merlot

Producer

Cantina Sociale Mendrisio

Vintage

2014

Goes well with

Italian cooking, grilled food, roasts, deli-meat, cheese

Degustation notes

Brilliant ruby colour, a berry bouquet, hints of ivy, an aroma of grenadine, a typical Merlot nose, fruity on the attack, discreet acidity, medium strength, suitable tannins and a fruity persistence into the finish.

Special notes

The Cantina Sociale Mendrisio was created in 1949. The group now brings together 600 growers across Mendrisio, Val Blenio and Val Riviera. It vinifies about 20% of Ticino's wine production and consequently, is one of the largest wine producers in Ticino. In 1962,the Cantina founded its own domain. With 20 hectares of vines, the Tenuta Montalbano is the largest contiguous vineyard in Ticino. This is where the best Cantina wines thrive, the Merlot Tenuta Montalbano is traditionally vinified in steel tanks as well as the Merlot Riserva Tenuta Montalbano.

Alcohol content

12.5%

Drinking temperature

16-18°C

Optimum maturity

2017-2019

Original packaging

Box of 6

Stopper

Natural cork

Finishing process

Large wooden cask

Ratings

Average rating: 3.5 of 5 3 ratings and 1 review

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    Average rating: 3.0 of 5 3.0

    Klassischer tessiner Merlot - Schönes Bouquet nach roten Beeren und Kirschen. Im Gaumen ebenfalls rotbeerig mit Schmelz und süssem Touch bei mittellangem Abgang. Ehrlicher Merlot ohne übermässigen Holzeinsatz und Schnickschnack. Preis ok.