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Il Basso Merlot 2019

Vino Rosso

An ample, juicy fresh, new release red starring Merlot. Not typically Italian, but using grapes from the eastern side – Abruzzo and gastronomic Romagna – it combines rich, cherry, berry notes with a lively freshness. Easy going red, sure to please.

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Tasting notes

Juicy mouthful of ripe, elegant red and black fruits. Smooth


Blackberry, cherry, and juicy redcurrant and leafy notes

Il Basso Merlot 2019

More information

  • 12.0% ABV
  • 9.0 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2023

Merlot is loved the world over for its velvety smooth fruit, and is the star, of course, in Saint Emilion and Pomerol. The grape isn't native to Italy but, judging by its delectable wines, it's very well suited. In fact it's been grown in parts of the country for years. Il Basso's grapes were sourced from both Romagna and Abruzzo, Romagna being home to the gastronomic delights of Parmesan, Parma ham, prosciutto, balsamic vinegar and rich pasta. Typically its wines have a freshness that complements the cuisine. You’ll certainly find that in Il Basso, the acidity balancing the darker fruit notes of the riper Abruzzo Merlot. Il Basso is designed to be all fruit, no oak – tasty on its own or with white meats, vegetable kebabs or simple pasta.

"Wonderful full-bodied wine. This was a really smooth, full bodied wine and so easy to drink" Online Review
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