Prelius Morello di Prile 2007

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

$23.00 $13.79
Save $9.21
Item No. 106817
  • red wine
  • Green wine
  • ST90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

In the hilly amphitheater of Tuscany's Maremma region, above an ancient lake the Romans called Prelius, is the Prelius estate. Organically farmed by the Stianti Mascheroni family of Castello di Volpaia, this property marks the family's first venture outside of Chianti Classico.

The Prelius label represents the fluid waters of the once-present lake with a contemporary flair that is symbolic of the youthful energy brought to the property by Federica Mascheroni Stianti, who oversees the Prelius estate.

Cabernet Sauvignon gives this wine its structure, Merlot contributes roundness and Cabernet Franc offers elegance and aromatics. The Morello di Prile has a vivid, ruby color with dark purple highlights. The aromas are rich, ripe blackberry and blueberry with notes of oak and spice. The smooth tannins provide a good structure for the delicious red-fruit finish, which lingers.

Critical Acclaim

"Inky ruby. Dusty aromas of ripe blackberry jam, dark plum and vanilla are leavened by a pretty violet note. Then dense, juicy and suave in the mouth, with very good balance to the ripe black fruit and sexy vanillin oak flavors. Finishes long and tactile. Well done. "
90 Points

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Learn About Prelius Map ItMap It

Prelius is the name given by the Romans to the ancient costal lake of Prile. Already with the Etruscans the land surrounding the lake was a flourishing community dedicated to fishing and to the commerce of salt. The coastal lake used to lay from the Argentario peninsula to Castiglione della Pescaia, separated from the sea by a sandy strip that is now the marvelous pine-wood of...

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Learn About Tuscany

(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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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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