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Clos Roareti, Rosso Veronese, Rizzardi
75cl

£19.80

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Key features

Grape VarietyMerlot

CountryItaly

ABV15%

StyleFull & Opulent

Vintage2009 / 2013

RegionVeneto

Description

Guerrieri Rizzardi is an historic family owned estate established in 1914 but with vineyard holdings dating back to the XV century inherited from the Counts Guerrieri and XVII century from the Counts Rizzardi.

To this day the estates are family owned and run Contessa Maria Cristina Loredan is the winery president and her two sons Giuseppe Rizzardi and Agostino Rizzardi have been operatively running the company since the late ‘90s: Giuseppe is in charge of the estates management and is the winemaker, while Agostino is the general manager.

The first vintage of Clos Roareti, our single vineyard Merlot,  was 2004, the grapes come from the historic monopole, Cru vineyard of Rovereti, in Negrar, Valpolicella. In this 100 year old walled vineyard from the late 1990s we planted Merlot, which is perfectly suited to the climate and the red clay soil. The resulting wine has rich, full bodied and complex Merlot characteristics on the nose and the palate alongside the aromatics of oak ageing, a unique departure from the lighter styles of Merlot of Veneto.

We recommend it to be decanted and served (16° C or 60° F) with roasted game or red meats such as rack of lamb or fillet mignon.

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