Grape: 90% Merlot, 10% Carmenere.
Region: Italy> Trentino> Vigneti Delle Dolomiti.
Notes: From the best old vines of Merlot and Carmenere (10 to 20yr old vines). 14 months in small barrique.
Description: In 1646 the Gresti family (grape growers) was asked by the Church to cultivate the vines surrounding the church of San Leonardo. By 1724 the Gresti family leased the vines and by 1770 the Gresti family purchased the land and vines. The estate has been in the family ever since.
The 2013 is still fairly young considering the tightly-wound aromas. However the palate can identify the superb balance needed to allow a wine to develop gracefully through the years. Fine, polished tannins with notes of black plum, graphite, and dried meats. An excellent food wine or just by itself. 2013 is considered by the winemaker as their best vintage ever.
Food Suggestions: Red meats, poultry, roasts, braised and stewed meats, game, mature cheese, etc.