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2016 Lidio Carraro Serra do Sudeste, Brazil 'Agnvs' Merlot

2016 Lidio Carraro Serra do Sudeste, Brazil 'Agnvs' Merlot Zoom

This medium-bodied, long-finishing wine offers notes of black raspberry, cherry, cardamom and leather.

Varietal: Merlot Vintage: 2016
Brand: Lidio Carraro
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About This Wine

Like so many vintners in South America, the Carraro family’s roots are in Italy.

But unlike many Italian immigrants, the Carracos did not settle in Argentina or Chile. In 1875, they established roots in Brazil. Several generations later, patriarch Lidio Carraro founded a winery and was joined by his sons, Giovanni and Juliano.

In this family operation, Giovanni and Juliano now oversee the winemaking process, while Lidio maintains the same vineyards that his family planted so many years ago. Lidio Carraro was the first Brazilian winery to be internationally recognized as a top-quality boutique winery, and was named the official wine of the 2014 World Cup.

Head winemaker Monica Rossetti combines skills learned from making wine in France and Italy’s Alto Adige region with the Carraro family’s commitment to quality. The “Agnus” label represents the lamb, a symbol of purity, joy, and passion — born from the winery's purist philosophy and a tribute to the Brazilian terroir.

About Merlot

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.

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  • Grape Composition:100% Merlot
  • Grape Source:Serra do Sudeste, Brazil
  • Aromas & Flavors:Black Raspberry, Cherry, Cardamom and Leather
  • Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks for 12 Months
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2020
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:feijoada (Brazilian black bean stew).

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14 recipes match for this wine.

  • Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
    Boneless Leg Of Lamb This recipe, developed by the late James Beard, matches beautifully with Shiraz a.k.a. Syrah, Shiraz/Cabernet blends and Merlot. It serves 6-8... Get The Recipe
    Portuguese Style Roasted Pork Rare is the recipe that matches equally well with red wines and white wines. This is such a recipe. We came across it while doing research on the wines that will be included in an upcoming club shipment from The World of Wines -featuring the wines of Portugal. The recipe makes 6 servings. And if you'd like to learn more about The World of Wine, click on the Get The Recipe
    Cabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon as the recipe calls for, as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The Recipe
    Mustard Crusted Rack Of Lamb Try this tasty recipe, which serves 4more, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, a red blend containing any of the aforementioned varieties... Get The Recipe
  • Lemony Lamb Chops Here's a versatile dish that matches well with red Bordeaux, Merlot, yet also can be enjoyed with white wines because of its lemon-flavored sauce. It makes 4 servings... Get The Recipe
    Pan Fried Lamb Chops This recipe, which makes 4 servings, features flavors that can be enjoyed with virtually any red wine. Turn it into a complete meal with a side dish jasmine rice. Get The Recipe
    Pork Chops With Blueberry Sauce This recipe makes 4 servings, and matches wonderfully with Syrah/Shiraz, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Merlot and red blends... Get The Recipe
    Slow Cooking Stew A flavorful wine such as MalbecMerlot calls for a flavorful main dish. This tasty recipe fits the bill deliciously, and makes about 6 servings. And now that the kids are back in school, be aware that it's a meal you... Get The Recipe
    Duck Breast With Red Wine Risotto This recipe calls for a good quality red wine, and we suggest either Pinot Noir, Merlot. Whichever you choose, we also suggest serving that wine with the meal. This recipe makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
  • Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of anything-goes-food-and-wine pairing, we're on the lookout for recipes that match well with red OR white wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
    Garlic Grilled Chicken The following recipe, which serves 4, transforms a classic white wine dish -chicken - into a perfect partner for red wines such as Merlot and Syrah. The secret? The generous use of garlic. Get The Recipe
    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey, ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
    French Lamb Shank Stew With White Beans This recipe, from The Mauna Loa Macadamia Cooking Treasury matches wonderfully with Malbec, Merlot Sangiovese Rhone red blends. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
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