Deep ruby red colour, with inviting aromas of undergrowth, redcurrants and blackberries, spiced with hints of mint and sage. A lush, long-lasting full-bodied wine with elegant tannins and fresh acidity.
|Grapes||85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon|
24 months in French barriques
|Refinement in the bottle||6 months|
Named after a prize local Chianina bull, the 2008 Desiderio is an elegant, persuasive wine, showing a refined side of the Cortona Merlot, thanks to a cooler vintage which allowed the formation of interesting, spicy, and herbal notes in the grapes.
A black cherry flavor is at the center of this red, surrounded by vanilla, smoke and spice notes. This will take a year or so to absorb the oak, while the finish is fresh and long. Merlot.