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 2016
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Merlot
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A wine that can delight the wine lover, and also the wine snob and also friends who don't particularly geek out on wine
Intense dark and brooding fruit, with a surprising freshness

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.

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Bottle Size 75cl
Variety Merlot
Vintage 2012
Last Tasted 5 May 2016
Keeps at least until 2030+
Is Mature No
Alcohol 13.5
Ripeness Normal
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Case Size 6
Composition Merlot 100%
Closure Natural Cork
Winemaking Malolactic
Key Features Oaked, Low Intervention, Old Vines, Vegetarian and Vegan
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Bought In (year) 2015

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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