Ticino - An introduction to Ticino (Switzerland) and its WinesWe offer an excellent range of wines from three producers in Ticino, focused on red and white Merlot, although we also have a lovely white blend from a small family Domaine
Merlot del Ticino 2004 Enrico Trapletti, Coldrerio Trapletti Rosso SOLD OUT Ref: 4170008
The label doesn't give much away on this one - "Vino da Tavola della Svizzera Italiana, Rosso, Merlot", and the maker's details - but that's about all. Yet this is a bit of a find. It's a 100% Merlot wine, not oaked at all, which is made from a selection of Trapletti's best grapes. It's a deep red, with a gamey earthy nose, with notes of prunes, reflected on the palate, along with spice and cooked black fruit in abundance. Dry. Good length, with nice tannins. This isn't a "big" wine in the sense that Sassi Grossi is a big wine - yet it ticks all the right boxes - fruit, tannins, structure, and it's juicy and sappy, and really quite classy.
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