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merlot wine: undisputed excellency

Merlot wine: undisputed excellency

Merlot wine is characterized by an unmistakable taste, which is the result of an exceptional vineyard that is capable of creating a masterpiece. The high quality of Merlot is no novelty: this unique product is beloved by everyone… Even blackbirds (“merlo” in Italian) love these grapes and are responsible for the name “Merlot”.

Merlot grapes have an extremely thin peel, which is born primarily in damp lands, rich in fat and clay.

Merlot wine is born in France, although its harvest is possible in many other regions as well, thanks to the characteristics of the grapes, which can easily adapt to any climate. Enoteca Properzio is the proud owner of a large selection of the best Merlot wines, both Italian and foreign.

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Merlot wine: from the vineyards to its sensory characteristics

The sensory characteristics of Merlot are what make it such an excellent product. Its ruby red color offers shades that are velvety and intense. Its taste is a mix of grassy and woody aromas, which make its structure rich and well-balanced. To the palate, it is strong and persistent (almost solid), while its fragrance releases the smell of forest. Among the strongest smells are those of berries, such as blackberries, cranberries and boysenberries; but one can also grasp the smell of pine needles, oregano and other grassy spices. Merlot vineyards can adapt to different climates, which makes it possible to grow these grapes in geographically diverse areas. In Italy, this wine is produced in many regions, although some are more productive than others, Veneto, Sicily, Trentino-Alto Adige, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Tuscany. These lands produce the best Italian Merlot wines. Some are quite famous around the world; others are less famous, though still sold with a great quality/price rapport and produced by great professionals.

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The best Merlot wines on Enoteca Properzio

Enoteca Properzio possesses many 100% refined Italian Merlot wines. Among these wines are Masseto di Ornellaia, produced in Tuscany, with qualities that are appreciated by the best sommeliers. It is the perfect wine to combine with the gastronomical delicacies of the region, especially with white and red meat. Enoteca Properzio offers bottles from different production years, each with a specific taste and smell. It is, without a doubt, one of the best italian red wines produced in Italy. For this reason, you can purchase these bottles in an elegant and strong casing, perfect for the high quality of the wine. Another Merlot wine that is worth mentioning is Massetino, created from a blend between Merlot and a small percentage of Cabernet Franc. It bodes perfectly with stew and grilled meat, or with cold cuts and cheese.

The best Italian Merlot and much more!

Let us now focus on a 100% French Merlot wine: the Pétrus Pomerol of Chateau Pétrus. The peculiarity of this wine is the presence of cocoa, pepper, and violet aromas. It is a Merlot wine carefully selected during the production stage. The best quality of this bottle is guaranteed by its specific cultivation area: carefully studied lands to allow this Merlot wine to release its maximum potential. It is not by chance that Pétrus Pomerol is famous world-wide. The ideal degustation temperature is between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius. In the Enoteca Properzio catalogue you will find bottles and casings from different production years to be deeply enjoyed.

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2015
Arnaldo Caprai

Belcompare Arnaldo Caprai 2015 0.75 lt.

€150.19
2010
Tua Rita

Redigaffi Tua Rita 2010 1.5 lt.

€590.00
2007
Tua Rita

Redigaffi Tua Rita 2007 3 lt.

€1,250.00
2010
Tua Rita

Redigaffi Tua Rita 2015 1.5 lt.

€630.00
2002
Castello delle Regine

Merlot Castello delle Regine 2002 0.75 lt.

€43.00

Regular Price: €49.00

- 12%
2000
Tua Rita

Redigaffi Tua Rita 2000 0.75 lt.

€800.00
2012
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Masseto Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2012 3 lt.

€4,100.00
2010
Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Masseto Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2010 0.75 lt.

€1,100.00
2013
Tua Rita

Redigaffi Tua Rita 2013 3 lt.

€850.00
2000
Tenuta di S. Leonardo

Villa Gresti di San Leonardo 2000 0.75 lt.

€50.00
2007
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Masseto Tenuta dell'ornellaia 2007 3 Lt.

€4,800.00
2015
Avignonesi

Desiderio Avignonesi 2015 0.75 lt.

€49.00
2018
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Massetino Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2018 0.75 lt.

€580.00
2009
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Masseto Tenuta dell'ornellaia 2009 1.5 lt.

€2,400.00
2017
Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Luce della vite Marchesi de'Frescobaldi 2017 1.5 lt.

€210.00
2014
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Masseto Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2014 0.75 lt.

€830.00
2017
Tua Rita

Redigaffi Tua Rita 2017 1.5 lt.

€488.00
2016
Chateau Pétrus

Petrus Pomerol 2016 0.75 lt.

€7,800.00
1995
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Masseto Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 1995 3 lt.

€4,400.00
2017
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Masseto Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2017 0.75 lt.

€818.00
2010
Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Masseto Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2010 1.5 lt.

€2,600.00
2017
Tenuta Petrolo

Galatrona Petrolo 2017 0.75 lt

€109.00
2015
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Masseto Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2015 0.75 lt.

€895.00
2016
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Masseto Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2016 1.5 lt.

€2,590.00
2001
Meroi

Dominin Meroi 2001 0.75 lt.

€130.00
2012
Tua Rita

Redigaffi Tua Rita 2012 3 lt.

€799.00
2018
Tua Rita

Redigaffi Tua Rita 2018 0.75 lt.

€218.00
2014
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Masseto Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2014 3 lt.

€5,800.00
2017
Tua Rita

Redigaffi Tua Rita 2017 3 lt.

€1,080.00
2015
Tua Rita

Redigaffi Tua Rita 2015 1.5 lt.

€399.00
2013
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Masseto Tenuta dell'ornellaia 2013 6 lt.

€13,900.00
2017
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Masseto Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2017 1.5 lt.

€1,850.00
2010
Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Masseto Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2010 3 lt.

€4,900.00
2016
Le Macchiole

Messorio Le Macchiole 2016 0.75 lt.

€199.00
2015
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Masseto Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2015 1.5 lt.

€2,500.00
2017
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Massetino Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2017 0.75 lt.

€680.00
1997
I Clivi

Galea Rosso I Clivi 1997 0.75 lt.

€52.00

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