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    Venica Merlot, Collio '17

    Friuli Venezia Giulia

    Venica Merlot, Collio '17

    Venica & Venica is one of the names to know when it comes to the wines of Friuli in Northeast Italy. For many years Friuli has been well-known for their excellent white wines from grapes such as Friulano and even Sauvignon Blanc. In the DOC of Collio, whites are still more well-known, but reds, especially those made from Merlot can be incredibly delicious and complex.  The 2017 Venica Merlot is one of two wines made from this varietal at the estate. This, their "everyday" version is absolutely "gluggable" and delicious. It is left for a shorter period of times on its skin than the top Merlot "Perilla." It is also aged for a shorter period of time in older and large oak barrels. This is a perfect example of Collio Merlot, plummy and fruity, yet distinctly Italian, with spice and herbs on the nose. Soft, yet plush, with juicy fruit and hints of cocoa on the finish. If you are like many others with a preconceived notion about what Merlot tastes like, this is a must try.




    Producer Venica


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