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LaStella Allegretto Merlot Pie Franco
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LaStella Allegretto Merlot Pie Franco 2015

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is a stunning single vineyard merlot, that stands at the top of Canada's merlot fleet. Allegretto is one hundred percent merlot from Stagg's Vineyard, a white silica sand site on Osoyoos' east bench. The pie franco in the name signals that the vines are planted on their own rootstock (piè franco). Lovely crushed cassis, dusky plum, youthful and perfumed wild blackberry lead shining bright red and purple fruits, stony and bright. Fine pixellated texture, tight and energetic, fresh and finessed, which is not what is expected of Okanagan merlot (and that's an hugely positive thing). Only 250 cases made in 2015. Find some.Tasted: 20 October 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 65.00 winery direct Producer: LaStellaDistributors: Winery Direct
Varietal: MerlotCSPC: 430769UPC: 808755011520