Varietal(s): 100% Merlot
Region: Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
ABV: 14.00% vol.
Aging: 3 months in oak
Volume: 0.75 l
A cotton swab with the impact of a sledgehammer! Merlot is divine and yet rarely available in impressive quality. Cicchitti creates the laudable exception. So elegant and subtle, yet with the requisite "dirt", this seductive drop offers a proper roller coaster ride. Despite being light-footed, it yet powerful, it is so complex that one is overwhelmed by the play of aromas. Pleasing plum aromas and ripe red fruit alternate with tobacco, leather, and a beguiling dried tomato scent. One bottle is barely enough to capture the evolution fully. Despite already having excellent ripeness, it's welcome to rest for a bit longer.
Pairings: Cheese platter, barbecue, vegetarian cuisine
Storage potential: 10 - 12 years (can be significantly longer under ideal conditions)