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Cecilia Beretta Merlot Delle Venezie Belvedere 2018

Founded in the 1980s, Cecilia Beretta is a prestige winery making small quantities of high quality wines in the Veneto, North East Italy. They have since become an agricultural research centre for the local university, so only the most cutting edge technologies are used to make their wines. The Belvedere Merlot is ruby red with velvety tannins and a smooth, milk chocolate finish.
Wine File
Producer:
Cecilia Beretta
Country:
Italy
Region:
Veneto
Sub Region:
Delle Venezie
Style:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Merlot
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
12.5%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Vegan:
Yes
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
9.38
£9.75
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The Producer Cecilia Beretta | The Veneto, Italy

Cecilia Beretta is a small, family-run wine estate based near Verona in north-east Italy’s Veneto wine region. Set up in the 1980s as a viticultural research centre by prominent local winemaking family Pasqua, Cecilia Beretta...

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The Region Veneto | Italy

The Veneto wine region of Italy - centred around Verona and Lake Garda in the northeastern corner of Italy - stretches from the Po River to the Austrian border. It forms part of the larger Tri-veneto wine region along with its neighbours Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto...

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The Primary Grape Merlot

Organic Vineyard with crop cover in vines

Merlot is a very popular red wine grape variety with big red and black fruit flavours of raspberries, ripe strawberries, plum and blackberry, giving the wine a softer taste. It is invaluable in the production or red wines from Bordeaux, particularly...

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Customer Reviews

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Cecilia Beretta Merlot Delle Venezie Belvedere 2017

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Unique Venetian Merlot

I drink quite alot of Italian merlot. I usually spend between £7 - £10 per bottle, for which you get standard fayre. Well rounded, fruity medium bodied merlot grape, which goes goes down easily & is very agreeable.
Cecilia Beretta Merlot Trevenezie is different.
If drank straight after pouring from the bottle it tastes quite tight and closed but still with plenty of fruit & a unique aftertaste.
It softens a little if left to breath. It has a pleasing complexity which I haven't found in other Venetian merlots.
The wine is better with food than without. I enjoyed a glass with a mushroom pizza.
This is not my favourite Italian merlot & I may never it again, but I would recommend it because it is unusual, memorable & if you enjoy Italian red wine as much as I do, that's a good enough reason to call in at Hic wines, have a chat with the very knowledgeable Mr Saxon & pick up a bottle.
3 out of 5.