Astoria Merlot “Il Puro” is rich, full-bodied, with excellent balance and structure with flavors and aromas of red berry fruits and a hint of spice.
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The fruit is sourced from the Astoria Estate vineyard “Val de Brun” in the rolling hills of the delle Venezie region located in the northeastern corner of Italy. The grapes are harvested by hand from vines planted 600 feet above sea level with an average age of 10 years. The grapes undergo traditional vinification and are allowed a prolonged maceration inside stainless steel tanks to maximize full extraction of flavor and color. The wine is lightly filtered and allowed to age six months after bottling.
Pairs well with lamb, pork, gilled meat, roasted meat or grilled vegetables.
Astoria Vini is a family owned company with the 3rd generation family member Giorgio Polegato overseeing all winemaking for the winery. The Astoria family estate consists of 50 hectares of planted vineyards in the Veneto Region of Italy. The vision of the winery is to consistently produce the highest level of wines that can be enjoyed not only in Italy but around the world. In particular the “Lounge” Prosecco which has quickly become the leading on premise Prosecco in all of Italy is prominently…