2018 I Magredi Merlot Friuli Grave

  • Amazing Value & Extremely Versatile Merlot 
  • Friuli Grave DOC, The Bordeaux of Italy
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About the Wine

Friuli Grave is a DOC located in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, home to this magnificent wine. Wine experts and some of the most important critics in the world have compared this region to Graves DOC in Bordeaux. The reason is simple, they both share similarities within their spectacular terroirs. In fact, both of their names are given after the gravelly soils. In Friuli Grave DOC, you’ll find some of the best examples of Italian reds made with the typical Bordeaux grapes.

This region is made up of more than 18 acres of vineyards, located in one of the most privileged areas in the entire country, bordering on both sides of the Tagliamento River.

Friuli Grave DOC is a paradise for the vines to thrive, and the dreamed region of any winemaker thanks to different factors. First, is the maritime influence due to the proximity to the Adriatic Sea. Second, is the proximity to the mountains, which protect the valley from cold winds and extremely cold weather. And third, the soils are composed of garrigue and stones, enhancing the thermal differential between day and night. Thanks to its unique terroir, this region is known for producing spectacular, elegant, and high-quality wines. 

The dream of the Tombacco family began when, in 1968, they acquired the Magredi winery. In its origins, this estate had also apple and peach trees, but soon the love of wine took over, and they decided to plant nothing but vines. 

The Tombacco family has a broad sense of responsibility for the quality of the vineyard and the wine. The vineyard is treated with absolute care and respect, and they’re committed to the environment using sustainable practices. The winery was built in 1990 and has continued to be modernized and equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The winery is the perfect combination of tradition and modernity. Thanks to all the efforts both in the vineyard and in the winery, I Magredi is proudly one of the highest-quality and most recognized wineries in the whole area.

Aging: In stainless steel tanks. 

Tasting Notes: 100% Merlot. An intense ruby-red color. Aromas of undergrowth fruit and herbaceous notes in youth. The palate is full and harmonic, with elegant tannins and fresh acidity. Pair this wine with cured meats, tomato-based pasta, duck breast, and classic Italian cuisine. 



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