Carletto Red Blend 2017
It is a rich blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes all grown, fermented, and vinted in stainless steel at controlled temperature. This wine showcases the best quality of each variety: the intense bouquet of mature fruits of the Sangiovese, the soft tannins of the Merlot and the rich cherry flavor of the Cabernet Sauvignon.
A delicious accompaniment to beef, pizza, hard cheeses, or pasta with tomato sauce.
Blend: 63% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, and 17% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Stretching along Italy’s eastern coast with neighbors, Umbria to its west and Abruzzo to its south, Marche is a region with a varying climate from north to south. Its coastal plains roll into hills that become the Apennine Mountains, which run the length of the country. The Marche's best red wines come from the grapes, Montepulciano and Sangiovese; the local Verdicchio makes refreshing, crisp and light whites.
Disenchanted with Italian winemaking laws in the 1970s, a few rebellious Tuscan winemakers decided to get creative. Instead of following tradition, to bottle Sangiovese by itself, they started blending it with international varieties, namely Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah in differing proportions and with amazing success. However, some Tuscan Blends don’t even include Sangiovese. Somm Secret—The suffix –aia in Italian modifies a word in much the same way –y acts in English. For example, a place with many stones (sassi) becomes Sassicaia. While not all Super Tuscan producer names end in –aia, they all share a certain coy nomenclature.