Luscious, luscious, luscious. If this wine were from Tuscany, it would be classified as a Super-Tuscan and easily fetch $75 rivaling the likes of Tignanello; if it were from Bordeaux, it would make Pomerols weep with envy. "Italy is one of the few wine-producing countries capable of making world-class Merlot. Its best Merlots rival the best in the world – meaning they can compete with the quality and complexity of the reds of Bordeaux's legendary region of Pomerol." James Suckling Meroi Nestri is a beautiful Bordeaux blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Lovely wild berries, plum, black cherry, cocoa and a hint of smokiness frame the long intoxicating finish. Sweet herb and espresso are some of the notable highlights that take shape in the glass as the wine showcases the amazing wild berries. Floral and spice notes appear later, adding further complexity and nuance. [And by the way, you should try Meroi's Chardonnay as it is a mind blowing mirror image of a great white Burgundy.]
Meroi Nestri is quite a pairing with any grilled meat or game, as well as any tomato or meat based pasta. Enjoy now and over the next 7 years.