Rutini Antologia XLIX (49) Merlot-Cabernet Franc - Criado Wines

Rutini Antologia XLIX (49) Merlot-Cabernet Franc

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Anthology XLIX (49)

Antología is a unique and exceptional blend crafted by Mariano Di Paola, Rutini's head winemaker. In this case: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc.  The varietal composition changes every year according to what Mariano thinks if more appropriate depending on the harvest results to maintain a high standard in elegance and freshness. Only  6650 bottles produced.

Vintage Year: 2017

Vineyards: Merlot from El Cepillo 17 year old vines. Cabernet Franc from Gualtallary 21 year old vines. 

Maturation: 18 months in French oak barrels (30 % New light toasted French oak barrels, 70 % second & third use French oak barrels) 

Alcohol: 14.00 %

Cellaring Potential: Up to 15 years

4.4 Stars on Vivino

Pairing Recommendations:

Game meats such as deer and wild boar.
Roasted and grilled red meats.
Braised pork shoulder.
A selection of aged and spiced cheeses.
Smoked meats, especially Iberian hams.
Grilled vegetables.
Dishes featuring forest mushrooms.
Stuffed and sauced pastas.
Hearty casseroles and stews. (Irish Stew)

Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Deep, high-intensity ruby red with a brilliant shine.
Nose: Dominant aromas of cherry, blackcurrant, and fresh redcurrants, underpinned by subtle notes of sweet peppers and cloves.
Palate: The wine boasts friendly and velvety tannins, indicative of its excellent structure and long-lasting quality. The palate is further enchanted by spicy and licorice undertones that linger through to its extended finish.

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