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Danzante Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Merlot Sicilia IGT 2010

Member Review by Sixkiller:

Very soft and fresh, great for a cool night in the caribbean with all your friends.

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Region: Italy » Sicily » Sicilia Igt

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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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

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Vintage: 2008 11/09/2010

Very soft and fresh, great for a cool night in the caribbean with all your friends.


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Vintage: 2008 11/11/2010

Danzante is a collection of contemporary Italian wines intended for the enjoyment of "la dolce vita". They express both passion and style which are essential to the Italian lifestyle. The name Danzante, Italian for dancing, captures what you will experience with these wines: a feeling of enjoyment, celebration and most of all, being in touch with your senses. The Danzante wines can be enjoyed by wine drinkers of all levels. With elegant aromas and rich fruit flavours, they offer a variety of styles, typically Italian, that complement almost any occasion Danzante's wines are produced in some of the most renowned Italian regions, each wine reflecting the unique characteristic of that region. The grapes for Danzante Merlot are sourced from hillside vineyards around Agrigento in South Eastern Sicily, where the terrains are rich in clay and sand while the proximity to the Mediterranean sea guarantees a temperate climate. Vintage: 2008 Grapes: 90% Merlot grapes plus 10% of selected varietals. Region: Province of Agrigento, Sicily Exposure: South and Southwest Soil: Clay & Sand Density: 3,000 to 4,000 vines/Hectare Pruning: Spur pruned cordon Yield: 50HL/Hectare Harvest: First week of September Vinification: Soft pressing of the grapes. Fermentation at 30C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Fermentation lasted 10 days and maceration for 7 days. Malolactic fermentation took place immediately after alcoholic fermentation. The wine was aged in stainless steel tanks for 10 months with micro-oxygenation. then a further 4 months in bottle prior to release. Serve: At room temperature to accompany roast or grilled red meats, fillet steak, meat pasta dishes and cheese Taste: The wine unfolds in deep, velvety layers of plum, berry and blueberry with hints of spice through to a long and balanced finish.




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