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LaStella Allegretto Merlot Pie Francotext

LaStella Allegretto Merlot Pie Franco 2013

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaAllegretto is a single vineyard Osoyoos merlot, planted on its own rootstock (pie franco) in white silica sand. This is full, youthful and dense, with the tight fist of sun-ripened density meeting the gentle expansion of sixteen-year-old vines on silica sand. Eighteen months in French oak provides the background to this brooding, full red, flushed out with black cherry, cassis, tobacco, dark plum and structured with ample sinewy tannins. The finish is hot and dusky spiced. Very much in youth; decant now, or cellar for five+ years to reveal what this wine can be.Tasted: 11 August 2016Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$65.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: LaStellaDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: MerlotCSPC: 430769UPC: 808755011520