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Poliziano In Violas Merlot, Cortona

FOOD & WINE Wine Club Poliziano In Violas Merlot, Cortona FOOD & WINE Wine Club Poliziano In Violas Merlot, Cortona
Winery Poliziano
Grape Merlot
Year 2009
Country Italy
Appellation Cortona

$28.00 per bottle

Member Price: $25.20
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Superstar winemaking consultant Carlo Ferrini lends an assist with this gorgeously refined Italian Merlot.
What You Need To Know
Poliziano is famous for its benchmark reds from Montepulciano, a top Tuscan subzone where the wines are based on a local clone of Sangiovese. But when owner Federico Carletti wanted to introduce a Merlot, he looked to the Etruscan hill town of Cortona, about 45 minutes northeast of Montepulciano. Cortona has gained an international reputation in recent years for wines made from French grapes— notably Syrah, but also Bordeaux varietals such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. First made in 2004 and aged for at least 16 months in French oak barrels, Carletti’s In Violas Merlot comes from a single, seven-acre vineyard. It’s a serious, rich red whose savory complexity recalls the Merlot-based reds of Bordeaux’s Pomerol district.
Smell It
Smell It
Roasted herb and black fruit scents.
Taste It
Taste It
Layered and rich, with cherry and cedar notes.
Serve It
Serve It
Cellar temperature—the bottle should be cool to the touch.
Pair It
Pair It
Herby or earthy pork and red meat dishes; cheesy gratins.