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RONCO dei ROSETI (Cabernet/Merlot) 2003

Wine Details
Vintage 2003
Wine Red
Status DOC, inc VAT
Case £466.80
Bottle £38.90

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Le Vigne di Zamo, Friuli

This Merlot and Cabernets (Franc and Sauvignon) sets a benchmark for Friuli’s Bordeaux blends, quite literally; in 1988 it was one of the first reds from the region to achieve tre bicchieri award from Gambero Rosso. Opulent and richly spicy, with dark notes of liquorice and compote of black fruits, balanced by a delicate rose petal fragrance (the wine gets its name from the rosebushes planted in the vineyard) and hint of eucalyptus. Absolutely delicious and aging beautifully.

The Le Vigne di Zamo estate

Shrewd purchasing and careful cultivation of some of the finest vineyard sitings in Collio (Goriziano), on the Slovenian border, Friuli's most prestigious wine region, and a dedicated team in the winery guided by long-term consultant Franco Bernabei, have resulted in an enviable array of world class wines from Zamo, both white and red. Although the region is better known (outside Italy) for the former, the Merlot-based Ronco dei Rosetti and 100% Merlot Vigne Cinquant'anni consistently hold their own against any comparable internationally-styled reds. The critical success achieved by the estate's other cru wines - single indigenous varietal Refosco, Pignolo and Schiopettino, cannot be ignored either.
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