Sassi Grossi 2012, Gialdi

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Switzerland  Ticino 


Features Oaked, Low Intervention, Old Vines, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Last Tasted 5 May 2023
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Merlot
Frequently Bought Together
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Why Choose This?

A wine that can delight the wine lover, and also the wine snob and also friends who don't particularly geek out on wine

What to expect

Intense dark and brooding fruit, with a surprising freshness

More about

The freshness and complexity surprise me every time. Yes, this has spent 15 months in French oak, and yet, because it is a slow wine, unfined, unfiltered, unstabilised (or maybe because it ages under a mountain?), it keeps a freshness and intensity of fruit that is just delicious. A very accessible intense merlot, in a good way.

Even if you're rather oak sensitive, like me, and even if you are in general fed up with Merlot, this will delight.


More Information
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2012
Alcohol 13.5
Last Tasted 5 May 2023
Variety Merlot
Keeps at least until 2030+
Is Mature Yes
Ripeness Normal
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Case Size 6
Composition Merlot 100%
Closure Natural Cork
sweetness dry
Winemaking Malolactic
Key Features Oaked, Low Intervention, Old Vines, Vegetarian and Vegan
Bought In (year) 2015
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The wine is vinified following the traditional bordelaise method with a maceration period of 13 - 18 days at 28 – 32°C. Once the malolactic fermentation is complete, the wine is matured for over 15 months in barriques of French oak. Frequent racking from the lees allows the wine to be bottled without fining, filtration or other physical stabilization. This may result in slight sediment in the bottle.


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