Desiderio

Toscana I.G.T. Merlot


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.
Intense, deep red in colour, the main trait of Desiderio 2015 is the harmony between the sweet fruity notes, typical to Merlot, and the power, testament of the 2015 vintage. The bouquet is deeply endowed with black currant, myrtle, eucalyptus and black cherries. Very savoury, with hints of incense, the wine has velvety tannins and impressive persistence. Son of a warm vintage, vinified with great finesse.
Grapes

100% Merlot

Harvest

The Merlot was picked between the 2nd and the 15th of September.

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

18 months in French oak barriques.

Awards

2015:
94/100 James Suckling
93/100 Veronelli
92/100 Wine Enthusiast
92/100 Decanter
91/100 Vinous

2014:
93/100 James Suckling
91/100 Wine Advocate
91/100 Vinous

 
 
 
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