APPEARANCE: Deep garnet red
AROMAS: Ripe red berry fruits with hint of spice and leather from French barrel ageing
TASTE: Lovely deep concentration of damson and plum fruit with traces of licorice or spice. Lightly oaked, shows some earthy and savoury notes too. Dry with smooth, rounded tannins, wine will benefit from opening in advance
FOOD PAIRING: Try with BBQ meats, especially beef, lamb or pork, also pasta ragú or strongly flavoured cheeses
OVERALL: Has matured beautifully and is drinking very well. Nominally the winery’s second range, there is nothing second rate about this Fausto-branded Merlot from winemaker Flavio Pizzato!