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San Giusto A Rentennano Toscana ‘La Ricolma’ Merlot 2018

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Vintage: 2018
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    “La Ricolma” by San Giusto a Rentennano is a Tuscan red wine made from 100% Merlot from the Chianti Classico, a rare gem of Italian enology that fascinates with its intensity and stylistic elegance. It refines for 22 months in Allier and Nevers oak barrels and explodes on the nose with a muscular and chiseled bouquet, expressing voluptuous aromas of blackberries, plums, blueberries, cedar, oriental spices, leather and Mediterranean herbs, revealing itself in a velvety mouthfeel, airy and unforgettable.

    2 reviews for San Giusto A Rentennano Toscana ‘La Ricolma’ Merlot 2018

    1. WA

      The San Giusto a Rentennano 2018 La Ricolma is an absolute stunner. This iconic expression of Merlot opens to rich and velvety concentration with lots of black intensity. Italians might call it “una bomba,” or a veritable bomb of fruity bounty and beauty. The organic grapes are fermented in steel over 18 days and aged in French barrique for up to 22 months. This rather straightforward winemaking methodology results in profound fruit purity and persistence. The tannins are still tight and grippy, and this is a more controversial point that I discovered across many of the wines I tasted from 2018. You’ll need to give this wine more time to evolve and soften.

    2. VIN

      The 2018 La Ricolma is a wine of incredible finesse. To be sure, the 2018 doesn’t quite haver the explosive depth or intensity of either the 2015 or 2016, but it makes up for that with its persistence and nuance. Dark cherry jam, licorice, spice, menthol and sage all meld together effortlessly as the 2018 starts to open up with a bit of aeration. The 2018 spent 22 months in French oak, about 35% new.

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    The San Giusto a Rentennano 2018 La Ricolma is an absolute stunner. This iconic expression of Merlot opens to rich and velvety concentration with lots of black intensity. Italians might call it "una bomba," or a veritable bomb of fruity bounty and beauty. The organic grapes are fermented in steel over 18 days and aged in French barrique for up to 22 months. This rather straightforward winemaking methodology results in profound fruit purity and persistence. The tannins are still tight and grippy, and this is a more controversial point that I discovered across many of the wines I tasted from 2018. You'll need to give this wine more time to evolve and soften.

    What does San Giusto A Rentennano Toscana 'La Ricolma' Merlot 2018 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Smooth
    Tannic
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    leather, earthy, balsamic

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, red fruit, raspberry

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, tobacco, coffee

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    plum, blackberry, black cherry

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    licorice, pepper, savory

    toast, dried fig

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    orange, citrus, lemon peel

    sourdough, cream

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    tomato

    prune, fig, raisin

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    violet, perfume

    Food Pairing with San Giusto A Rentennano Toscana 'La Ricolma' Merlot 2018

    Our wine experts think this Bold and Structured San Giusto A Rentennano Toscana 'La Ricolma' Merlot 2018 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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