Gagliole "Valletta" 2016

Sangiovese / Merlot
A still red wine from the Toscana region of Italy.

Easy to drink and fruity.

Tasting Notes

The 2016 Valletta from Gagliole bouquet shows dark fruits and some spices.

It’s an easy to drink bottle that is good value for money.

Not exceptional.

Score 86

My score / points

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Estate making Valletta Estate Gagliole
Valletta (2016) Label Valletta
Style of Valletta Style Red & Still
Country of Gagliole Country Italy
Region of Gagliole Region Toscana
Grape blend of Valletta Grapes Sangiovese, Merlot
Vintage of Valletta Vintage 2016
My review of Valletta Points

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Wine making grape

Sangiovese is a red Italian wine grape variety named after the Latin sanguis Jovis, which means “Jupiter’s blood.” Though it is native to most of central Italy, from Romagna to Lazio, Campania, and Sicily, it is best known outside of Italy as the sole component of Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino, as well as the primary component of the blends Chianti, Carmignano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and Morellino di Scansano, though it can also be used to make varietal wines like Sangiovese di Romagna

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Dark blue-colored variety of wine-making grape

Merlot is a dark blue–colored wine grape variety that can be used to produce both blending and varietal wines. Merlot is thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French word for a blackbird, which is most likely a reference to the grape’s color. Merlot is a common grape for blending with the sterner, later-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, which appears to be higher in tannin, due to its softness and “fleshiness” combined with its earlier ripening.

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