92 points – Decanter
91 points – James Suckling
“Soft, fruity Merlot with very ripe black cherries and just a tinge of black-olive paste. Full and flavorful with just a little firm tannin creeping through towards the end. Clean and fruity. Drink now.”
Canto della Civetta 2018 is rich ruby red with purple hues. A gloriously rich Merlot offering deeply intense blackberries and black plum flavors layered with sweet oak spices, roses and a fresh, earthy complexity on a palate. Firm, velvety tannins are balanced by a touch of refreshing acidity completed with an impressive finish.
The grapes were hand-harvested with four stages of strict sorting: first, on the vine, then by individual clusters, and then again by single berry following de-stemming and sorting table. The selected grapes go directly into the concrete vats using gravity only.
The fermentation and maceration take a total of 3 weeks maximizing the extraction of varietal character and complexity while keeping the tannins round and supple. After the fermentation the wine is drained followed by malolactic fermentation. Canto della Civetta 2018 is aged 15 months in French oak barrels.
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