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Adrian & Diego Mathier Nouveau Salquenen Valais Folissimo 2015

$100

Currant and plum fruit notes come together with cedar, herb and mineral details in this fresh, full-bodied red, with spice and licorice details emerging on the finish. Moderate, integrated tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Cornalin. Drink now through 2023. 1,000 cases made, 10 cases imported.

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Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Web Only - 2018

Summary

Grape

Merlot

Merlot is one of the most important Bordeaux varieties along with Cabernet Sauvignon. It's fleshier and ripens earlier than Cabernet, resulting in softer wines with plush tannins and fruit. Bordeaux is the grape's native home, where it's the dominant grape in Right Bank appellations like Pomerol and St.-Emilion and plays a supportive role on the Left Bank. It has also gained an international presence, with a notable boom in California in the mid-1990s, both as a single-variety wine and as part of a blend. While France and California are the most important growers of Merlot, versions from Italy, Australia, Washington, New York and more are worth seeking out.

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$100

Adrian & Diego Mathier Nouveau Salquenen Valais Folissimo 2015

Currant and plum fruit notes come together with cedar, herb and mineral details in this fresh, full-bodied red, with spice and licorice details emerging on the finish. Moderate, integrated tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Cornalin. Drink now through 2023. 1,000 cases made, 10 cases imported.

Details

Wine Type and Color

Red Still

Magazine Issue

Web Only - 2018

Summary

Grape

Merlot

Merlot is one of the most important Bordeaux varieties along with Cabernet Sauvignon. It's fleshier and ripens earlier than Cabernet, resulting in softer wines with plush tannins and fruit. Bordeaux is the grape's native home, where it's the dominant grape in Right Bank appellations like Pomerol and St.-Emilion and plays a supportive role on the Left Bank. It has also gained an international presence, with a notable boom in California in the mid-1990s, both as a single-variety wine and as part of a blend. While France and California are the most important growers of Merlot, versions from Italy, Australia, Washington, New York and more are worth seeking out.

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Overhead photo of various ingreidnets that make up the grape

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