Sassi Grossi, Gialdi, 2016

£69.64
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Product code
41GB0916
Switzerland  Ticino 
Features Oaked, Reserve, "Slow Wine", Old Vines, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Last Tasted 5 Mar 2020
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Merlot
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.

More Information
Winemaker Gialdi & Brivio
Country Switzerland
Bottle Size 75cl
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Region Ticino
Variety Merlot
Vintage 2016
Last Tasted 5 Mar 2020
Alcohol 13.5
Ripeness Normal
Case Size 6
Winemaking Malolactic
Aged In Barrel (new), Barrel (old)
Key Features Oaked, Reserve, "Slow Wine", Old Vines, Vegetarian and Vegan
Available from Online Exclusive
Bought In (year) 2019
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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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