Brandolini Vistorta 2002

Merlot from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

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Item No. 90528
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Winemaker's Notes

Color: Vibrant ruby red

Bouquet: Intense aromas of red cherries and plums mingled with notes of green olive and spice.

Taste: Medium-bodied and well structured, with rich, concentrated flavors of black currant and wild berries set against a backdrop of silky tannins. A powerful yet elegant wine.

Serving suggestions: Outstanding served with roasted or grilled red meat, lamb, polenta, mushroom risotto and semi-hard cheeses.

Learn About Brandolini

Count Brandino Brandolini's true passion is revealed in his role as owner and winemaker at his family's historic Vistorta estate in northeast Italy's Friuli region, just 25 miles north of Venice. This down-to-earth, Venetian-born graduate of Texas A&M and the University of Bordeaux took the helm at Vistorta in the 1980s. Influenced by his experience in Bordeaux and recognizing the...

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Learn About Friuli-Venezia Giulia

(free-oo-lee veh-netz-ee-ah gwee-yee-ah) The furthest east of the Tre-Venezie, Friuli-Venezia Giulia (usually just called Friuli) is celebrated for its zingy and zesty whites. Hugging the alps and the Austrian border, the climate here is cool and the vines are planted on the hillsides, allowing for more sun exposure. The cool temperatures of the region result in the lively...

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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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Vistorta is a vibrant ruby red. This wine has intense aromas of red cherries and plums mingled with notes of ...
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