Marchesi di Grésy Monferrato Rosso
Very Italian merlot! Aromatic and spicy on the nose with forest fruits, ripe plum and damson. The complex palate has notes of dark plum and sour cherry, together with ripe tannins, and toasty, cedar, vanilla, and balsamic characters - leading to a fine, long and structured finish. Just delicious. A big hit at our Marchesi di Gresy tasting in November. Nicely mature, it's quite rich and full, with some lovely developed characters. Great with grilled red meats but also could work with richer Italian pasta dishes.