Desiderio Toscana IGT Merlot

Desiderio Toscana IGT Merlot  - Cover

Description

D esiderio was a bull which lived on Avignonesi’s Capezzine farm more than one hundred years ago. The largest bull in Tuscany at that time, this majestic animal helped define the Chianina cattle race, specific to the Bistecca Fiorentina. It came as a natural choice to dedicate this Merlot to the beloved bull as a testimony to the wines’ origin. This is Merlot from Tuscany at its best.

Details

>   Grapes:

100% Merlot


>   Vinification:

Up to 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 oak.


>   Ageing:

20 months in 225 litres oak barrels.


>   Characteristics:

Accolades:
2016:
93 pts Suckling
92 pts Veronelli

2015:
94 pts Suckling
93 pts Veronelli
92 pts Wine Enthusiast
92 pts Decanter
91 pts Vinous
Platinum Medal Wine Hunter Awards

2014:
93 pts Suckling
91 pts Wine Advocate
91 pts Vinous