Villa Pozzi Merlot
Deep red with pronounced cherry, ripe chocolate and wild plum flavors. Intense and vibrant on the palate and dark ruby colored, this wine exhibits ripe, complex blackberry and raspberry aromas, finishing with a rich array of berry flavors. There is ample acidity and tannin to merit short term cellaring – if you can wait! This exceptional wine can be enjoyed on its own, as well as complementing a variety of pasta and chicken dishes.
$20.00 / Bottle $240.00 / Case
Daniele Pozzi, a fourth-generation winemaker, is director of Villa Pozzi winery.
Villa Pozzi's vineyards are located in the hills surrounding Marsala, Salemi and Mazzara del Vallo, in the western part of Sicily. These vineyards are ideally situated at 1300 feet above sea level. The soil is clay with extremely good water retention. Vines are planted espalier and they are kept shorter than usual in order to protect them from the wind.
The grapes for this wine were hand-picked in the early morning and late evening at peak ripeness. After harvesting, the fruit was quickly brought to the winery in Marsala. The fruit is sorted and gently pressed. The combination of juice and skins is refrigerated at 62°F and then sent to fermentation vats. A long period of maceration was undertaken, lasting 15-20 days. The wine is finished with 20% of the product aging in oak barrels and the remaining 80% in stainless steel vats.