About This Wine
When your ancestors are from Piedmont, Italy, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself in the wine business.
So it is with the Cassone family, who make Finca La Florencia wines at their Bodega Familia Cassone in Argentina. Piedmont native Roberto Cassone arrived in Mendoza and established his vineyards during the 1950s. Today, Eduardo Cassone and his two sons carry on the tradition.
In 1998, the family added a small winery adjacent to their vineyard and began making wine in addition to growing grapes. Some of their grapevines are now more than 90 years old, so while their output is relatively low, the concentration of flavors in the grapes is extremely high. The resulting wines represent a true expression of the land in the area known as Lujan de Cuyo.
The 2006 growing season proved quite favorable, so it’s no surprise that the featured Finca La Florencia Merlot is so expressive. It’s an exceptional Argentine wine with an Italian flair.
Similar to Cabernet Sauvignon but with less tannin and fruit. Delivers earlier maturing wines. Often blended with Cabernet; on its own may soften with age, though fruit flavors may fade.
- Grape Composition:100% Merlot
- Grape Source:Lujan de Cuyo Area of Argentina’s Mendoza Region
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Blackberry, Tobacco and Chocolate
- When to Drink:Now Through Mid-2011
- Food Pairing Suggestiona charbroiled steak, or lamb chops.
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