Terre Alte Bianco di Merlot 2018 Gialdi

£25.74
In stock
Product code
41GB0818
Switzerland  Ticino 
Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Last Tasted 2 Apr 2021
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Merlot

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)

More Information
Winemaker Gialdi & Brivio
Country Switzerland
Bottle Size 75cl
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Region Ticino
AOC / DAC Ticino
Variety Merlot
Vintage 2018
Last Tasted 2 Apr 2021
Alcohol 12.5
Ripeness Normal
Case Size 6
sweetness dry
Winemaking No Malolactic
Aged In Steel
Key Features Unoaked, "Slow Wine", Vegetarian and Vegan
Available from Caviste, Nysa Wines and Spirits, Pavillon Wines, Sarahs Cellar
Bought In (year) 2019
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