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Matosevic Grimalda Red Istria Merlot Terran 2015

$59.00

Graphite, plums, herbal and floral with a hint of developed/savoury notes. Soft, chocolatey, rich and savoury. Matosevic Grimalda is a quality Merlot.

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Merlot and local variety Teran are blended together to make a fine wine that evolves with time open. It shows graphite, plums, herbal and floral notes, There is a hint of developed/savoury notes creeping in too. The palate is soft, chocolatey, rich and savoury. Over all it is an understated wine that improves markedly in the glass and with food. Serve Matosevic Grimalda as you would a quality Merlot blend, so with game or meat dishes. Drink over the next seven years.

Matosevic is situated in the cool, high altitude region of Istria on the Mediterranean sea. They are focussed making great wines from the native varieties of the region, embracing modern practice they are making distinctive and enjoyable wine.

Istria

In the very North Western corner of Crotia. High altitudes, mild conditions along with a limestone layer make for some lovely wines. Local grapes; Teran (red) and Malvazija (white) are the focus here.

Merlot

It gets a tough time most of the places it is grown. But in Pomerol and Saint-Emilion Merlot not only dominates but makes some of the best wines in the world. Perfume, silky and plush. Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon season the wines with structure and acid but in some places, like Petrus they are almost not needed.

Teran

Making purple wines with high acid, ripe blackberry, paprika and some fern/vegetal notes. A variety know for improving in a good cellar.

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