Il Vescovino Il Merlotto 1997

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Deep purple-black in color with a spicy nose that shows mature fruit and wood. Very full and rich on the palate, velvety smooth and ultimately enjoyable with a lingering finish. A wine of great integrity. Recommended with red meats, particularly steak. Also recommended with game and hearty stews.

"The 1997 Il Merlotto is a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 2-year old French barrels. Its opaque ruby/purple color is followed by a sumptuously ripe nose of blackberries, cherry liqueur, and toast. Deep, full-bodied, and rich, with a layered, low acid, chewy texture, and an intense, lightly tannic finish, it can be drunk over the next 10-12 years."
Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

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Il Vescovino, Italy
Il Vescovino, owned by Riccardo Gosi, produces 10,000 bottles of estate-bottled premium quality Chianti Classico and Super Tuscan wines. The wines are hand punched during fermentation and aged in French oak barrels.
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Legendary in Italy for its Renaissance art and striking landscape, Tuscany is also home to many of the country’s best red wines. Sangiovese reigns supreme here, as either the single varietal, or a dominant player, in almost all of Tuscany’s best.

A remarkable Chianti, named for its region of origin, will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and plenty of cherry fruit character. From the hills and valleys surrounding the medieval village of Montalcino, come the distinguished and age-worthy wines based on Brunello (Sangiovese). Earning global acclaim since the 1970s, the Tuscan Blends are composed solely of international grape varieties or a mix of international and Sangiovese. The wine called Vine Nobile di Montepulciano, composed of Prognolo Gentile (Sangiovese) and is recognized both for finesse and power.

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