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Tellus Falesco Merlot Umbria 2013

Winemaker's Notes:

"Italian Merlot is often framed by two primary characteristics: dark fruit aromas (black fruits) and a savory, earthy complexity (herbal, truffle). Tellus Merlot exhibits a rich, plush mouthfeel from the long skin maceration of 18 days, with medium tannic structure enhanced by the use of Nevers barriques. Merlot is generally soft, ripe and fleshy, with moderate acidity and tannins. These characteristics segue nicely into a range of dishes. Pair with roasted vegetables to balance out the inherent sweetness or beets, carrots, or squash. Merlot capably adds dimension and lift to seafood marked by spice flavors such as blackened fish, and elaborate rice dishes such as jambalaya or paella." - from importer's website

Region: Italy

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  • 2013

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Winery: Falesco
Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Falesco:
The climatic and pedologic characteristics of this territory are similar. The hills stretching from Montefi ascone to Orvieto are partly volcanic partly sedimentary in origin and both kinds of soil are particularly suited to the growing of vines as witnessed by the century-old tradition of the zone. In his book The foreign varietals cultivated in Italy S. Mondini affirms that as early as the... Read more
The climatic and pedologic characteristics of this territory are similar. The hills stretching from Montefi ascone to Orvieto are partly volcanic partly sedimentary in origin and both kinds of soil are particularly suited to the growing of vines as witnessed by the century-old tradition of the zone. In his book The foreign varietals cultivated in Italy S. Mondini affirms that as early as the 19th century several foreign varietals were cultivated in Lazio, some in quite remarkable proportions and specialized in the vineyards... Cabernet, Carignane, Gamay, Grenache, Merlot, Malbeck, Pinot, Sauvignon, Syrah... Lazio generally proves to be an area where the advantages from the cultivation of the foreign varietals are remarkable, especially for what concerns the ones coming from France.. In the countryside surrounding Rome, Frosinone and Viterbo it’s widely held that they contribute to the improvement of the local wine production. Read less

"Italian Merlot is often framed by two primary characteristics: dark fruit aromas (black fruits) and a savory, earthy complexity (herbal, truffle). Tellus Merlot exhibits a rich, plush mouthfeel from the long skin maceration of 18 days, with medium tannic structure enhanced by the use of Nevers barriques. Merlot is generally soft, ripe and fleshy, with moderate acidity and tannins. These characteristics segue nicely into a range of dishes. Pair with roasted vegetables to balance out the inherent sweetness or beets, carrots, or squash. Merlot capably adds dimension and lift to seafood marked by spice flavors such as blackened fish, and elaborate rice dishes such as jambalaya or paella." - from importer's website

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