Avignonesi Desiderio 1998

Bordeaux Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

$46.99
Item No. 45008
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2003
  • WS92
  • V90
  • 1997
  • W&S95
  • WS91
  • ST90
  • 1996
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

This super-Tuscan blend of Merlot (85%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) is an intense, ruby red in colour, its bouquet is delicate and persistent, with a slight scent of wild fruits. The taste is fullbodied, harmonious and round.

Serving suggestions: roast and grilled meat, game and mature cheeses.

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In 1309 pope Clement V transferred the papal residence from Rome to Avignon, France. In 1377, when pope Gregory XI moved the papal residence back to Rome, some noble families of Avignon left France to follow him. It was at that time, in Italy, that one of those families became known as Avignonesi - probably to simplify an otherwise difficult, foreign name. Soon the Avignonesi...

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(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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