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Merlot made as a white. Fruity, fresh, but with a surprising texture.


Producer

Gialdi2Gialdi Vini

Source
Switzerland
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2014
SKU
4115242
Composition
Merlot 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
12.5 %
Last tasted
March 07 2016
Keep until
2020+
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
White
Region
Ticino (Tessin)
Variety
Merlot
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Aged in
Steel

More about this wine

Not just to puzzle your friends with (but do puzzle your friends with it!), this is deliciously crisp. Serve a little warmer than classic whites.

 

"Nearly every wine drinker has heard of Merlot, even if they are like my mate Jim who has an acute aversion to it (the unconfirmed rumour is that he can taste Merlot in a wine even if it’s at homoeopathically minute proportions). Perhaps only wine scholars will know Merlot Blanc, a cross of Merlot (Noir) and Folle Blanche, the Cognac grape also known as Gros Plant in the western reaches of the Loire.

However, this is a white Merlot wine but it is not Merlot Blanc – it’s a white wine made from black grapes, a Blanc de Noirs. Of course Blancs de Noirs are common in Champagne and other sparkling wines, but they are rarely seen as still wines.

It’s dry yet fruity, with so much texture – it’s very quaffable but would stand up to some sturdy food if required.  Don’t serve ice cold – allow the flavours to express themselves.

PS Jim really liked this as well!" Frankly Wines (frankstero.com)



About this vintage

Vintage
2015
SKU
4116029
Composition
Merlot 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
12.5 %
Last tasted
2017
Keep until
2020+
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
White
Region
Ticino (Tessin)
Variety
Merlot
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Aged in
Steel

More about this wine

Not just to puzzle your friends with (but do puzzle your friends with it!), this is deliciously crisp. Serve a little warmer than classic whites.

 

"Nearly every wine drinker has heard of Merlot, even if they are like my mate Jim who has an acute aversion to it (the unconfirmed rumour is that he can taste Merlot in a wine even if it’s at homoeopathically minute proportions). Perhaps only wine scholars will know Merlot Blanc, a cross of Merlot (Noir) and Folle Blanche, the Cognac grape also known as Gros Plant in the western reaches of the Loire.

However, this is a white Merlot wine but it is not Merlot Blanc – it’s a white wine made from black grapes, a Blanc de Noirs. Of course Blancs de Noirs are common in Champagne and other sparkling wines, but they are rarely seen as still wines.

It’s dry yet fruity, with so much texture – it’s very quaffable but would stand up to some sturdy food if required.  Don’t serve ice cold – allow the flavours to express themselves.

PS Jim really liked this as well!" Frankly Wines (frankstero.com)



About this vintage

Vintage
2016
SKU
4117007
Composition
Merlot 100%
Alcohol
12.5 %
Stock
60
Last tasted
2017
Keep until
2020+
Aged in
Steel
Bottle Size
0.75L

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Wine Details

Country
Switzerland
Colour
White
Region
Ticino (Tessin)
Variety
Merlot
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal
Aged in
Steel

More about this wine

Not just to puzzle your friends with (but do puzzle your friends with it!), this is deliciously crisp. Serve a little warmer than classic whites.

 

"Nearly every wine drinker has heard of Merlot, even if they are like my mate Jim who has an acute aversion to it (the unconfirmed rumour is that he can taste Merlot in a wine even if it’s at homoeopathically minute proportions). Perhaps only wine scholars will know Merlot Blanc, a cross of Merlot (Noir) and Folle Blanche, the Cognac grape also known as Gros Plant in the western reaches of the Loire.

However, this is a white Merlot wine but it is not Merlot Blanc – it’s a white wine made from black grapes, a Blanc de Noirs. Of course Blancs de Noirs are common in Champagne and other sparkling wines, but they are rarely seen as still wines.

It’s dry yet fruity, with so much texture – it’s very quaffable but would stand up to some sturdy food if required.  Don’t serve ice cold – allow the flavours to express themselves.

PS Jim really liked this as well!" Frankly Wines (frankstero.com)



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