''Italian Merlot is not super common, but after tasting this Zorzettig Merlot, I wish it was!'' Yvonne Lorkin:
Hi Folks, The iconic varietal Merlot is synonymous throughout the Vinous World, taking its pride of place in the best wine regions in the World. European Wine Store's favourite travel destination the mountainous Northern Italy has also become a safe haven for Merlot creating a new reference point with its unique terroir and topography. One such region which best demonstrates Merlot in action is the picturesque Friuli-Venezia Giulia area of Italy with the 70+ year old family run Zorzettig Estate making their own Merlot in the historic Friuli Colli Orientali appellation. For reader's new to Zorzettig they're acclaimed as one of the finest wineries in the entire region having won an amazing 8 x consecutive Tre-Bicchieri awards between 2016-2023 from Italy's biggest wine guide 'Gambero Rosso' who collectively rate and taste over 22,000 wines each year, with only the Top 2 percent judged Tre-Bicchieri- they're in rarefied company!
Zorzettig Merlot is highlighted by delicious aromas of strawberry, blackberry, currents, spice and dried violets. With its smooth tannins and cool climate feel, it is a great introduction to Italian Merlot. As an added treat Today we have this at the very special price of just $27.95
''Italian Merlot is not super common, but after tasting this Zorzettig Merlot, I wish it was! Juicy and cherry-driven, its a gentle, berry and plum-packed example with mid-palate smoothness, a spicy edge and softly structured length of flavour.'' Yvonne Lorkin