Conti di Reforte Merlot IGT 2015 Terre Siciliane £12.49
The wine has an intense ruby-red colour with purplish-blue glints and firm red fruit aromas, reminiscent of cherry and redcurrant jam. The palate is full-bodied and well-rounded, with sweet tannins and a very long finish. It is perfectly paired with savoury meals, meat and mature cheese
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Grapes stretch for as far as the eye can see over Sicily’s rich, colourful landscape, dominated by the majestic presence of Mount Etna. Grown in the Vittoria region of southern Sicily, quite close to the sea, between the towns of Gela and Vittoria, both have a history of ancient wine making traditions and are well known for the production of excellent red wines. Correct management of the vineyards is essential during the intensely hot summer period in Sicily. It is vital to work the soil in the vineyards throughout the summer period in order to avoid dehydration which can compromise the final ripening of the grapes. Down in Sicily the grapes run a serious risk of sunburn. Therefore the leaves must be managed in such a way that they provide enough shade to protect the grapes.