Region: Veneto, Italy
Inama Piu Carmenere 2019
Grapes: 85% Carmenère & 15% Merlot
Più’ means ‘more’ in Italian and there’s more than just Carmenère in this typical blend from the Colli Berici, a line of gently rolling volcanic hills in Italy’s north-east. Merlot tannins marry well with a touch of French oak. The iron-rich clay soil over a limestone base is perfect for Bordeaux varieties and Carmenère, introduced in the 19th century, suffered from amnesia for decades.
The wine is aged in 2nd fill 225l French oak barriques for 12 months.
Vivid ruby core with a narrow purple rim.
Pronounced nose with black cherry, damson, soy, cocoa and Parma violet. Elegant front-palate with fresh acidity, firm, integrated tannins and good length.
Try with salami, grilled pork, mushrooms and cheese.