Poderi Crisci Merlot Riserva is only produced using 100% Merlot grapes, grown in a very special parcel of the vineyard which is referred to as "The House Block". The vines are very low vigour producing only a small crop of intensely concentrated fruit.
The fruit is hand picked and hand sorted to separate the best grapes for use. Fermented and aged in French oak barrels for 17 months, the wine is then bottled on the estate.
The wine has a very concentrated, intense nose, full of black fruit and cigar box with leather and burnt cocoa, showing great Merlot concentration. An equally rich palate offers ripe black berry and also cherries, cigar box fine cedary tannins and chocolate, cocoa after taste, very big wine with great elegance. A very refined and balanced Merlot with great aging potential.
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