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Tommasi Le Pruneé

Merlot

  • 2016

  • Alc. 13%

  • delle Venezie

  • Italy

Member $19.49

Retail $25.99

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Smell

Plums, spice, and everything nice! From first pour, there is ample fruit aromas of dark plums, blackberry, black cherry, and a medley of baking spice and pepper. After a while, worn leather and old wooden chest give rustic, musty, and 'old world' intrigue.

Taste

Tart cherry and wild raspberry offer a wild and bright fruit profile. While the berries are popping, there is more of the stem, bark, and briar flavours from the nose, which accent the brambly and wild undertones. The woodsy qualities lean in to the tannins, which are supple, but leave a sticky, then drying experience on the palate. The acidity is well-integrated and balanced, which isn't confused with mild or soft — but just perfect! The finish looses the fruit dominance and trends more to the earthy side.

Pairing

Beef or mushroom Wellington? The plush Merlot will partner well with the flaky, rich, and satisfying pastry with savoury filling.

Description

What is the difference between an IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) and DOC (Denomination of Controlled Origin)? DOC (there is a similar designation in France) defines a particular production area, wine colour, permitted grape varieties and their proportions, styles of wine, alcohol level, as well as viticultural, vinification, and maturation techniques. A tier above DOC, is DOCG, which has stricter regulations, and there is only about 70 with this status. There are over 300 DOC wines registered in Italy. IGT wines are not lesser in quality (some of the most famous, collected and expensive wines in Italy are IGT), but these wines are the least defined.

delle Venezie covers an area in northeastern Italy that spans across Veneto, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, and Trentino-Alto-Adige, also referred to as “Tre Venezie” (or Three Venices). A long list of wine grapes are grown here, from international varietals like Chardonnay and Merlot, to more traditional varietals like Friuliano and Refosco. Since 2017, the IGT title has changed to Trevenezie, and the previous IGT title is now a DOC (which does not include the area of Alto-Adige). We know that this can all seem confusing, but at the end of the day all that matters is that you enjoy what is in your glass! Enjoy by 2020 and serve at 18 C.

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