Falesco 2014 Tellus Merlot
100% Merlot | Alc: 13% – Smooth and Supple
Italian Merlot is often framed by two primary characteristics: dark fruit aromas (black fruits) and a savory, earthy complexity (herbal, truffle). Tellus Merlot exhibits a rich, plush mouthfeel from the long skin maceration of 18 days, with medium tannic structure enhanced by the use of Nevers barriques.
Merlot is generally soft, ripe and fleshy, with moderate acidity and tannins. These characteristics segue nicely into a range of dishes. Pair with roasted vegetables to balance out the inherent sweetness of beets, carrots, or squash. Merlot capably adds dimension and lift to seafood marked by spice flavors such as blackened fish, and elaborate rice dishes such as jambalaya or paella.
“A long-established red with berry and hazelnut character. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a savory finish. Very attractive. Drink now.” 91 pts James Suckling
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