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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
Roasted herb and
black fruit scents.
Layered and rich, with
cherry and cedar notes.
Cellar temperature—the bottle should be
cool to the touch.
Herby or earthy pork and red
meat dishes; cheesy gratins.
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