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Avignonesi Desiderio Merlot 2016

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We can define Avignonensi as a leading winery in biodynamic cultivation and for this reference point for all those who love wines made with environmentally friendly methods, terroir and workers.
Desiderio is one of the top productions, an impressive wine like its name that derives from the largest bull in Tuscany to which the Chianina breed was born.
Obtained from 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, it undergoes 4 weeks of fermentation with maceration on the skins on steel vats with the use of indigenous yeasts. Aging 20 months in oak barrels.
Elegant and intense red, notes of mint and coffee powder. Long finish with a delicate tannin. The impetus of this wine goes well with grilled red meats, mature cheeses and game.

SPEDIZIONE GRATUITA PER ORDINI SUPERIORI AI 79 EURO

Color

Rosso intenso.

Smell

Al naso si incontrano note di menta, polvere di caffè, cassis e pineta.

Taste

Al palato eleganti tannini lasciano il posto a un finale profondo e vellutato di lunga durata.

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Features

YEAR 2016
VINES 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 92% Merlot
ALCOL 14.00
FORMAT 0,75 L Standard
COLLECTED Il merlot è stato raccolto tra il 8 e il 14 Settembre, il cabernet sauvignon è stato raccolto l'8 Ottobre.

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Informations

CLASSIFICATION IGT Toscano o Toscana
TEMPERATURE 18-20
LOCATION Valiano di Montepulciano (SI)
GROUND Sedimento fluviale, argilloso, di origine pleistocenica (3 milioni - 120,000 anni fa) a Cortona. Moderatamente profondo, argilloso e limoso, di origine pliocenica (3-5 milioni di anni fa) a Montepulciano.
REFINEMENT 20 mesi in botti di rovere da 225 litri (15% nuove).
WINEMAKING 4 settimane di fermentazione a temperatura controllata e macerazione sulle bucce in tini di acciaio inox con uso di lieviti indigeni. La fermentazione malolattica si è svolta in legno.
DECANTING 1 ora

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Awards

EXPERT YEAR MARK
EXPERT YEAR MARK
Veronelli 2011
Veronelli 2012
Veronelli 2013
Veronelli 2016
Wine Spectator 2012 91
Wine Spectator 2013 91
Wine Advocated 2014 91
James Suckling 2013 95
James Suckling 2014 93
James Suckling 2015 94
James Suckling 2016 93
James Suckling 2018 94

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CELLAR

Name: Avignonesi
Start-up year: 1974
Cultivated hectares: 169
Winemaker name: Ashleigh Seymour, Matteo Giustiani
Address: Via Colonica, 1 - Valiano di Montepulciano (SI)
Web Site: www.avignonesi.it

When in 1377 Gregory XI moved the papal seat from Avignon to Rome, some French families followed him in Italy, one of them, probably for simplicity, began to be called "Avignonesi". Avignonesi consists of four wine-producing estates: Le Capezzine, I Poggetti, La Selva and La Lombarda. In total they comprise 225 hectares of open ground, 109 ha of vineyards and 3 ha of olive groves.