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Bottle Size: 750ml
WS: 95-98
WA: 96+
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Sean's Test

In August, we wrote up a special Merlot from Sicily, Feudi di Pisciotto “Valentino” Merlot. We honestly thought it was one of the best Merlots in the store, hands down. As the calendar rolled into 2013, we got an offer to buy the last of the 2008 Pisciotto Merlot at a great price. We can now discount the wine to you by $10 a bottle, or over 30%. Here are our notes:

Over the years we’ve met Allesandro Cellai a number of times—he is one of Tuscany’s most talented winemakers and has been with Castellare in Chianti Classico for many years. In 2000 and 2002 he partnered with Castellare’s owner Paolo Panerai to plant two new estates—Rocca di Frassinello on Tuscany’s sunny Maremma coast and Feudi di Pisciotto in Sicily. These wines are top quality, spare-no-expense projects and the early results are stunning.

Undeniable is the best word to describe the Feudi di Pisciotto Merlot. It shows great depth of color and richness of fruit that will make many a Cab drinker turn their head. Sicily’s sunshine can produce big wines easily, but all too often there is an element of pruniness or cooked fruit. Not here. Alessandro Cellai’s skill shows through in the freshness and brightness of the fruit that is surprising in a wine this big. There are multiple “Tre Bicchieri” wines already in the Pisciotto line-up, but this Merlot was our favorite and took us by surprise. Additionally, the labels on the Pisciotto line up are unique and eye-catching—each designed by a top Italian fashion designer. These designers agreed to donate their talents and in turn Pisciotto donates a portion of their sales to preserving Roman-era art and architecture in Sicily. Valentino’s vivid red label design is as intense and colorful as the wine—be bold, try this Merlot!

In August, we wrote up a special Merlot from Sicily, Feudi di Pisciotto “Valentino” Merlot. We honestly thought it was one of the best Merlots in the store, hands down. As the calendar rolled into 2013, we got an offer to buy the last of the 2008 Pisciotto Merlot at a great price. We can now discount the wine to you by $10 a bottle, or over 30%. Here are our notes:

Over the years we’ve met Allesandro Cellai a number of times—he is one of Tuscany’s most talented winemakers and has been with Castellare in Chianti Classico for many years. In 2000 and 2002 he partnered with Castellare’s owner Paolo Panerai to plant two new estates—Rocca di Frassinello on Tuscany’s sunny Maremma coast and Feudi di Pisciotto in Sicily. These wines are top quality, spare-no-expense projects and the early results are stunning.

Undeniable is the best word to describe the Feudi di Pisciotto Merlot. It shows great depth of color and richness of fruit that will make many a Cab drinker turn their head. Sicily’s sunshine can produce big wines easily, but all too often there is an element of pruniness or cooked fruit. Not here. Alessandro Cellai’s skill shows through in the freshness and brightness of the fruit that is surprising in a wine this big. There are multiple “Tre Bicchieri” wines already in the Pisciotto line-up, but this Merlot was our favorite and took us by surprise. Additionally, the labels on the Pisciotto line up are unique and eye-catching—each designed by a top Italian fashion designer. These designers agreed to donate their talents and in turn Pisciotto donates a portion of their sales to preserving Roman-era art and architecture in Sicily. Valentino’s vivid red label design is as intense and colorful as the wine—be bold, try this Merlot!
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