Intense, deep red in colour, the main trait of Desiderio 2014 is the harmony between the sweet fruity notes, typical to Merlot, and the fresh acidity, testament of the 2014 vintage. Aromas of blueberries and raspberry juice find depth in notes of toasted coffee beans, cloves and thyme, with just a touch of underlying menthol. The taste is fruity and fragrant, with refined, silky tannins and a long-lingering finish, reminiscent of red currant and sweet spices.
|Ageing||18 months in oak.|
|Refinement in the bottle||Minimum 6 months.|
|Serving temperature||16°C / 60°F.|
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Virginie Saverys, owner: “Desiderio 2014 is produced with 100% Merlot, differentiating it from former vintages, which had 15% of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. The decision to make a pure Merlot lies in the characteristics of the 2014 vintage. The climate was quite cool in Tuscany that year, favouring the early ripening varieties such as Merlot, which showed ripe tannins and a balanced sugar content, while maintaining a fruity freshness, something we don’t always see in southern Tuscany. To the contrary, it was not an excellent year for Cabernet Sauvignon, and for this reason we decided to let the Merlot stand on its own.”
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Accolades2014 - 93/100 (Suckling) | 2014 - 91/100 (WA)
2013 - 91/100 (WS) | 2013 - 95/100 (Suckling) | 2013 - 3 Stars (Veronelli)
2012 - 91/100 (WS) | 2012 - 93/100 (Suckling)
2011 - 90/100 (WS) | 2011 - 91/100 (Veronelli) | 2010 - 93/100 (Fodera)