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2018 | Miani | Merlot

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Red Wine: 2018 | Miani | Merlot

Intense ruby red colour, on the nose: Woody aromas, from wild blackberry to plum, black cherry with vegetal notes and spicy notes of cloves, juniper, pink pepper, sandalwood, wilted flowers and tobacco. On the palate : Fine, soft, fresh with a spicy finish.

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Producer: Miani

Ratings: V | 93

Vintage: 2018

Size: 750ml

ABV: 15.5%

Varietal: Merlot

    Country/Region: Italy, Friuli

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      Intense ruby red colour, on the nose: Woody aromas, from wild blackberry to plum, black cherry with vegetal notes and spicy notes of cloves, juniper, pink pepper, sandalwood, wilted flowers and tobacco. On the palate : Fine, soft, fresh with a spicy finish.

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        • Vinous: The 2018 Merlot is deep with its bouquet of crushed raspberry and plums offset by hints of sage, musky animal tones and crushed stone. This is silky and soothing with brisk acids and sweet inner spices, leaving a staining of dark red fruits and lavender tones while tapering off with a coating of sweet tannins. It leaves the palate classically dry with a tug of residual concentration and purple and blue inner floral tones. Enzo Pontoni decided not to produce any Cru Merlot from 2018, and so, all of that juice was used here.

        Producer Information

        Miani is a wine producer of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia subregion in northeast Italy. The estate is situated in the village of Buttrio in the hills of Colli Orientali del Friuli, close to Italy's border with Slovenia. It was founded by Enzo Pontoni in 1985 and is particularly known for its scarce, yet high-quality yields from which it produces fewer than 700 cases of wine per annum. The 10 hectare (25 acre) vineyards are densely planted with a high proportion of Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot vines, as well as smaller parcels including Refosco, Friulano, Malvasia, Chardonnay and Ribolla. The mineral-rich soils found in the vineyards consist of ponca, as it is known in the local dialect of Friuli, and is made up of layers of calcareous clay and sandstone. Miani is particularly for its white wines, specifically those made from Sauvignon Blanc. The vinification process for these wines starts with fermentation in 40 percent new French oak barrels, with no need for temperature control or malolactic fermentation, apart from in the case of Chardonnay. The flagship red wine is Calvari, a varietal Refosco wine aged in new oak barrels. Miani also produces two single-vineyard Merlot wines, Buri and Filip, and a third Merlot made from a blend of the two. Finally, Rosso Miani is a blend of Merlot with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tazzelenghe.

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