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San Giusto A Rentennano Toscana ‘La Ricolma’ Merlot 2018

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14.41% /
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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?


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Tannic
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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

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Merlot, a red wine grape variety, boasts a rich heritage intertwined with Bordeaux and the southwest of France. Revered for its versatility, Merlot is equally at home in easy-drinking reds and renowned labels from regions like Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, epitomized by the sought-after Petrus from Pomerol. Globally, it ranks as the second most cultivated red grape variety, only surpassed by Cabernet Sauvignon, showcasing its widespread acclaim. Merlot's success is attributed to its adaptability to various climates and soil profiles. In Bordeaux, it thrives, particularly in Saint-Émilion and Pomerol, owing to its reliable ripening. Beyond France, Merlot has made its mark in regions such as northern Italy, southern Switzerland, the United States (notably California and Washington),...Please check Merlot for more information
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