Sangiovese-Merlot, Ortonese

Type: Red Wine
Style: Juicy & Smooth
Vintage: 2019
Grape Variety: Merlot, Sangiovese
ABV: 12.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Pairing Notes
Red Meat
Wine Notes
Off Dry
Flavours Black Cherry, Black Plum, Red Cherry
About the wine

Plump and juicy with attractive dark berry characteristics and a refreshing finish, this is a delicious, medium-bodied red at a brilliant price point. The nose gives hints of blackberry and dark plums which continue onto the palate where they are joined by a smooth, round body and a slightly spicy undertone. Lifting the finish is a brightness that balances the fruit and body and makes this a great drop to drink with food. A great everyday drinker, the perfect pairing for this wine would be grilled red meat or a slow-cooked tomato sauce.

About the wine

Harking from Puglia’s warm centre, here the Sangiovese grapes ripen beyond their usual red cherry flavours and give much darker, plum like expressions. Partnered with the Merlot, that adds freshness and a smooth body, this is a winning combination. This is one of the hallmark wines of the Caldora wine cooperative, based in Abruzzo who produce wines in some of Italy’s most classic styles all at amazing value. Their Ortonese Sangiovese Merlot spends two weeks on the skins and undergoes a fermentation at relatively warm temperatures, to extract the desired flavours and tannins from the skins. Over 700 growers contribute to the Caldora winery which helps them make consistently delicious wines, year after year.