Umberto Cesari 100% Merlese

100% Merlese

100% Merlese, smooth and elegant, made from the Merlese grape, combining together the finest qualities of Merlot and Sangiovese.

60 Wine club pts
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Interesting facts
This wine contains so many elements in just one word: a new variety, a unique wine, the first and only 100% Merlese in the world.
A new grape variety developed through research carried out by the University of Bologna Department of Agrarian Sciences, Merlese combines the finest characteristics of Sangiovese with those of Merlot. The 5-year-old vines are planted in medium-textured, limestone-clay soils and yield 8 tons per hectare. After a meticulous quality-selection of the berries, the must ferments in temperature-controlled vats of fibreglassed concrete and of cocciopesto, with programmed pumpovers for optimal extraction from the skins. Merlese matures exclusively in steel.

Contains sulphites
Appearance: Intense red with purple highlights
Bouquet: Broad, generous nose, with impressions of dark cherry and wild berry backgrounded by notes of spice, the gift of its Merlot parent.
Palate: Rich in the mouth, exhibiting great elegance, thanks to a tangy acidity and smooth mouthfeel, traits from both its parents. The tannins are pronounced but enjoyable.
Rosso Rubicone IGT
100% Merlese
14% vol.
Ideal serving temperature
Serving suggestions
Game-sauced tagliatelle, chicken alla cacciatora, blue cheeses, cold cuts with classic tigelle breads.

Podere Liano

Where an icon is born

Sandy-limestone soils, exposure to the sun’s rays from dawn to dusk, and the elevation of these hills inspired Umberto Cesari to plant here the first Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards.
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