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Banfi Mandrielle Merlot 2001

Banfi Mandrielle Merlot 2001

Merlot from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $38.99
Item No. 79863
  • WS90
  • WN88
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • W&S90

Winemaker's Notes

Beautiful red color, with a bouquet that is intense, delicate and complex with fresh hints of cherries and violets but also some earthy aromas like truffles and meat. On the palate, the wine is soft, with a structure that is full and silky enough to sustain a long and intense flavor, thanks to mature tannins and sweet fruit from the excellent season and proper vinification.

Mandrielle Merlot may be paired with an extraordinary range of dishes including pasta, poultry, veal, red meats and cheeses.

Learn About Banfi Map ItMap It

In 1978 John and Harry Mariani, owners of the U.S. wine importer Banfi Vintners, established the award winning vineyard estate and winery Castello Banfi in the Brunello region of Tuscany. A constellation of single vineyards located on ideal sites cover about one third of the 7,100 acre (2,830 hectares) estate. The remaining land consists of bucolic meadows, olive and plum groves,...

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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 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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