Intense, ruby red in color, 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
85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
"Deep purple-tinged ruby. Aromatic nose of ripe blackberry and dark cherry, with strong notes of bay leaf, marjoram and nutmeg. Then very sweet, fleshy and dense on the palate, with ripe black fruit flavors and hints of mocha and herbs. Finishes creamy-sweet and broad, with an obvious note of coffee on the fleshy, smooth finish. An excellent wine, but would have merited an even higher score for a touch less alcohol and a little more length."
International Wine Cellar
"The estate's 2007 Cortona Merlot Desiderio is a full throttle, opulent wine laced with jammy blueberries, mint, spices and French oak. Hints of port-like sweetness linger on the finish. The Desiderio is a decidedly extroverted wine, but everything works within the context of this style of winemaking."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni