Fausto Merlot 2016

£14.95

A fine, savoury style of oaked Merlot from Vinicola Pizzato, one of Brazil’s oldest family wineries. Highly recommended Christmas & New Year drinking..

 

Description

ABV: 13%

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, 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!