Terre Alte Bianco

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Switzerland  Ticino 

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

Winemaker Gialdi & Brivio
Features Unoaked, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: Merlot
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Terre Alte Bianco 2018 75cl cl
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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)

Style White, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Gialdi & Brivio
Country Switzerland
Region Ticino
Features Unoaked, Vegetarian and Vegan
Aged In Steel
Closure Natural Cork
Varieties Merlot
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking No Malolactic
Product Code 41GB0818
Size 75cl
Alcohol 12.5
Last Tasted 2 Apr 2021
mature evolution? No
Case Size 6
Closure Natural Cork
In a nutshell Merlot as a white!
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