2012 Materra Cunat Reserve
As its predecessors, we hand-selected only the very best fruit and crafted a deep, dense and broody reserve Merlot. Bold and luscious aromas of dark raspberry, black cherry and plum are complemented by the oak that imparts spice, cedar, leather, caramel and a hint of vanilla that only becomes richer as the wine opens up. The palate provides expansive flavors of plum, bright cherry fruit and earthy tones that finishes gracefully. Well-integrated supple tannins with nice acidity yields nice weight and affirms the wine will beautifully age for another 10-15 years. Decanting is highly suggested if opened now and can be enjoyed with a variety of dishes including slow cooked short ribs, root vegetables, squab, aged sheep’s milk cheese, Pecorino and mushroom based dishes.