Color: deep ruby red
Bouquet: intense, with hints of cherry, blackberry and red berries.
Flavor: supple and elegant, with good structure.
Wine Enthusiast 88 points - This lively Merlot from Coastal Tuscany conveys aromas of blackberry, spice and a whiff of underbrush. The juicy palate offers crushed black cherry, red currant and a note of white pepper alongside soft tannins. Enjoy it soon to capture the fresh fruit sensations.
Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2012 Maremma Toscana Merlot Valcolomba opens with plush fruit nuances of fresh berry basket and raspberry tart. It is made in neutral cement vats to better preserve the freshness of its bouquet. There are distant touches of bitter almond and sour cherry on the close. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2015.
The Mediterranean climate gives this wine the intense bouquet, depth and softness typical of the coastal Maremma region.
|it may be paired with first courses or white meats. However, given its full bodied suppleness and its intense aromas, it will be best paired with savory dishes, such as Tuscan foods, roasts, grilled meats and cured meats.