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Danzante Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Merlot 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes are lightly crushed and the must fermented in stainless steel vats at approximately 30° C (86 F). The wine ferments approximately 10 days and is given seven days of extended skin contact to naturally soften tannins and develop varietal complexity. Immediately following the primary fermentation, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation to enhance the wines roundness and depth. The wine is not oak aged in order to accentuate the pure berry fruit character. After 10 months in stainless steel tanks to marry flavors, the wine is bottled.

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Marchesi de' Frescobaldi:
The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates, and more than 1,000 hectares, in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the early 14th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant French vine cuttings. Because they have been producing wines for more than 700 years, to experience Frescobaldi is to glimp... Read more
The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates, and more than 1,000 hectares, in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the early 14th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant French vine cuttings. Because they have been producing wines for more than 700 years, to experience Frescobaldi is to glimpse the history of Florence, from the Middle Ages to the present day. The core wine growing philosophy of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi revolves around the integrated relationship among environment, vine, climate, and man’s intervention. They continually upgrade their extensive vineyard holdings, and they craft their wines with the finest combination of traditional and innovative methods. Wine Spectator has ranked many of their offerings in the 90s and their wines are consistently listed in the magazines Top 100 Wines of the Year, encouraging wine enthusiasts from around the globe to become familiar with some of Italy’s finest wines. Visit www.tuscanytonight.com for more information about Marchesi de Frescobaldi wines, Italian recipes, wine and more. Read less

Tasting Notes:

The 2006 Danzante Merlot's ruby tonality is striking both for its clarity and its density. Well-fruited fragrances predominate on the nose, initial cherry and dried plum gradually give way to appealing spicy nuances, particularly black pepper. It opens confidently to a mouth-filling palate, where velvety tannins are supported by a judicious alcohol, and achieves a lovely balance of all of its components. Finishes appropriately long.

The grapes are lightly crushed and the must fermented in stainless steel vats at approximately 30° C (86 F). The wine ferments approximately 10 days and is given seven days of extended skin contact to naturally soften tannins and develop varietal complexity. Immediately following the primary fermentation, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation to enhance the wines roundness and depth. The wine is not oak aged in order to accentuate the pure berry fruit character. After 10 months in stainless steel tanks to marry flavors, the wine is bottled.

Closure: Synthetic

Aged 10 months in Steel.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.7% pH: 3.51
Sugar: 3.1 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.63 grams per liter

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