Ecco Domani Merlot 2002

Merlot from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

Price: $11.99 $7.99
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Item No. 62429

Winemaker's Notes

Ecco Domani Merlot is made from hand harvested, 100% varietal Merlot grapes. The wine was vinified using an average maceration time on the skins of 10 to 15 days. The wine was then fined prior to bottling.

This wine clearly attests to the rising notoriety of the Merlot in general, and Italian Merlot in particular, by offering a complex, full-flavored style but without the more astringent tannins characteristic of Cabernet Sauvignon. Ruby red in color, with aromas of currants and cherries, Ecco Domani Merlot offers supple plum and black cherry flavors on the palate, and a ripe, rich finish.

The vibrant flavors and good acidity of this Merlot make it an excellent match with a wide range of foods, including tomato-based pasta dishes, grilled meats, poultry, and marinated grilled vegetables.

Learn About Ecco Domani

Distinctly Italian varietals, Ecco Domani wines are contemporary in style and taste. They are easy-to-drink, well-balanced wines concentrating on the best qualities of the fruit and the regions in which they are grown, rather than on excessive winemaker influence or oak aging. Young Italian winemaker Fabrizio Gatto and his colleagues scour Italy's premier growing regions for...

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Learn About Trentino-Alto Adige

(tren-TEE-noe ahl-toe ah-DEE-jay) The area consists of the regions Trentino and Alto Adige, neighbors in Northeast Italy, and is part of the Tre-Venezie trifecta. The northernmost region of Italy is fairly hilly due its closeness to the the Alps, and many vines in Trentino are terraced along the hillsides for ideal sunlight benefits. Alto Adige, in turn, has more vines on...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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