Fausto Merlot 2016

£15.00

A fine, savoury style of oaked Merlot from Vinicola Pizzato, one of Brazil’s oldest family wineries. 

Aged in French barrels, this now five yr. old red has become increasingly complex over time and is showing traces of spice, leather, earthiness and licorice. Can be enjoyed on its own but perhaps best appreciated as a ‘gastronomic’ wine. If possible open & decant well in advance of drinking!

 

Description

ABV: 13%

APPEARANCE:  Deep garnet red; signs of ageing on rim

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, with a noticeably savoury and earthy character. Dry with smooth, rounded tannins, wine will benefit from opening in advance

FOOD PAIRING: Try with roast or grilled meats, especially beef, lamb or pork, also pasta ragú, mildly spiced dishes or well flavoured cheeses

OVERALL:  Has matured beautifully, now drinking very well and will do so for at least a couple more years. Nominally the winery’s second label, there is nothing second rate about the Fausto brand!

If you like this, try Fausto Tannat – in similar vein but a tad heavier & even more robust!