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Platinum

A masterpiece of concentration.

Guido Brivio's top Merlot.


Producer

WP_20150314_14_42_47_SmartGuido Brivio

Source
Switzerland
Red

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2011
SKU
4115239
Composition
Merlot 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
14 %
Stock
4
Last tasted
2017
Keep until
2030+
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
Red
Region
Ticino (Tessin)
Wine features
Mature, Oaked, Old Vines, Integrated Production, Slow Wine, Unfiltered, Unfined
Winemaking features
Malolactic, Barrel Fermented
Variety
Merlot
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Aged in
Barrel (new)
Wine features
Mature, Oaked, Old Vines, Integrated Production, Slow Wine, Unfiltered, Unfined
Winemaking
Malolactic, Barrel Fermented

More about this wine

How to serve it
18ºC
Food matches
Recommended with red meat, game dishes and with hard cheeses. A “vino di meditazione” whose complexity merits full attention. It may also stand alone.
One to cellar for a few years if you can, but already a very impressive Merlot.

In Depth

Harvested at the peak of maturity, the grapes were first left to dry on pallets in temperature controlled ventilated rooms. The classic vinification began with crushing in mid-October followed by fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is matured for 20 months in barriques of new French oak. Frequent racking from the lees allowed for bottling without fining, filtration or other physical stabilization. This may result in slight sediment in the bottle.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Intense, deep ruby red.

Bouquet: Intense and lasting impressions of ripe blackberry fruits are followed by elegant roasted notes that remind of liquorice, dark chocolate and coffee. Very complex!

Palate: A powerful wine that nonetheless impresses with great elegance and ripe soft tannins of perfect quality and strength. An excellently structured Platinum that leaves a lasting impression. It will reward patient cellaring and is also fully enjoyable now.

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