Grape Variety: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Category: Red Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Format: 750 mL
Producer: La Montecchia
Alcohol: 12.0% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Dark ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose.
A simple yet pleasant wine. The nose is more inviting than the taste.
Positives: This wine features cedar, sour cherry, blackcurrants, blackberry, radicchio, sage, oregano, leather and cocoa. Medium body and tannins with good acidity and a fairly long length.
Negatives: Slightly watery and a bitter note on the finish. However, the next day there was no bitterness.
Interesting Point: The owner of the winery is Count Umbero Capodilista whose family can be traced back to the late 10th Century.
Drink now on it own or pair it with pizza.
Tasted: 30 Sept 2013
Score: 8.5/10, Value: 8.5+/10 Total: 17+/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5