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2018 Ronco del Gnemiz "Buri Belleria" Colli Orientali Rosso

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If you followed us last year, you might remember Ronco del Gnemiz for their Chardonnay. We fell head over heels with their polished, Burgundy-beating effort and found it far and away the best white wine to come out of Italy in 2018. Now we've eagerly grabbed up a case of their new red, Buri Bellaria. This is a coferment of 100 year old Merlot and Refosco vines sourced from land recently purchased from Friulian legend Miani. The blend is 90% Merlot and while the winery does not disclose exact winemaking stats, the oak is well-integrated allowing the bright red fruit character of both varieties to shine. The Merlot is herbal, floral and fresh, evoking the unadulterated Right-Bank character of Chateau Le Puy in it's best years. Refosco contributes a uniquely brawny tannin profile. The fresh red fruit notes might fool you, but for all of it's aromatic elegance there is plenty of structure to rival top Super Tuscan labels. At the price, this is the most true-to-its-roots and ageworthy Merlot we've seen out of Italy. A Super-Friulian for purists that can still wow any Bordeaux drinker. -WP

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