This Terre Siciliane IGT Anterra Merlot stands out for its unique warm flavors. The intense bouquet is fruity, with hints of dark cherry and mineral tones. The finish is dry and complex with light tannins. A very pleasant and unique Sicilian Merlot, which pairs excellently with grilled meats, rich flavorful soups, and strong cheeses.
Merlot was first brought over to the northern provinces of Italy during the Napoleonic invasion of the early 19th century and later spread to the southern regions of the country. Introduced to Sicily in the 1970's Merlot, when Sicily's long history of wine making started gaining global recognition.
Anterra, or “ancient land” in Italian, refers to the long, rich viticultural history of the peninsula. A keystone in wine making and wine trading since ancient times, Italy has refined its viticulture over the centuries. Tapping into the vast knowledge bestowed by their ancestors, Anterra’s creators have made wine making an art form. The combination of terroir and varietal express signature characteristics, making Anterra’s value wines a vivid reflection of the rich land and history from where they originate. These versatile, single-varietal wines can be effortlessly paired with international cuisine or enjoyed on their own.