Olivini Merlot is a wine with a deep, intense red color and has great longevity with a strong identity. The merlot has a bouquet of ripe fruit, with notes of coffee and chocolate. The texture is velvety-smooth and has a recognizable, approachable taste.
The San Martino throughout the years has scored 88 points from the Wine Spectator.
Famiglia Olivini have been making wine since the 1970s and have made it a point to make something different, never repeatable. In the area of Lombardia, there are hills and Lake Garda that make up the winery. It is considered “home” for the Lugana vine.
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Available bottle sizes: 750ml vintage - Magnum (1500ml) vintage
Varietal: 100% Merlot
Area of Production: Lombardia, Mediterranean climate
Harvest: Manual harvest into wood boxes, dried in the loft.
Vinification: After being dried in the loft and prolonged maceration/fermentation, the wine is moved to French barriques for 24 months, then transferred to steel tanks.
In the Cellar: Once moved to the French barriques for 24 months, the wine sits in steel tanks for several months, and is then left to rest in the bottle.
Pairings: Red meat dishes, roast meats, best near the end of the meal with hard paste, and extremely seasoned cheeses.