Avignonesi Desiderio Toscana Merlot Wine
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Intense, deep red in colour, Avignonesi Desiderio Toscana Merlot Wine 2013 reveals inviting notes of sweet cherries and raspberries, rose petals and aromatic herbs, enhanced by subtle hints of menthol, red liquirice and chocolate-dipped coffee beans. The flavour is smooth and fruit-driven, with chewy tannins and a deliciously savoury finish. The perfect wine for a steak dinner.
85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, the Merlot comes from La Selva estate and from the Le Badelle estate and the Cabernet Sauvignon comes from La Selva estate. The Merlot was picked from September 19 to 26 and the Cabernet Sauvignon from October 10 to 14. Vinification took 4 weeks of temperature-controlled alcoholic fermentation with maceration on the skins in stainless steel tanks. Only indigenous yeasts were used. The malolactic fermentation took place in French barriques
Ageing: 18 months in French barriques, 1/4 new oak and 3/4 second to fourth passage
The winery is named after the Avignonesi family, the founders of the original estate. Constant research and development aimed at expressing the true character of the Montepulciano terroir has, over time, earned the winery a well-deserved place among the flagship producers of Tuscany. In 2009, Avignonesi was acquired by Virginie Saverys who has since introduced organic and biodynamic farming methods to craft distinct, genuine wines with an even stronger character, and has acquired additional vineyards and a state-of-the-art winemaking facility in the Montepulciano appellation.
Avignonesi respects the innate character of each wine and seeks to follow its natural evolutionary path from the soil to the cellar and - finally - to the bottle.