2019 Castello dei Rampolla Liu Merlot

Highly Rated
Tuscan Merlot raised in amphora that will surprise and delight with vivid black fruit, wild perfume and a savoury close.

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Crafted from 100% Merlot, Liu is unusual for the region but a quick look at the raft of positive reviews shows this is a wine that has captured the hearts of a wide and varied crowd.

The fruit was picked early and fermented and raised in amphora. The result is complex and spicy fruit, nuanced aromas and a slightly natural lean whilst maintaining perfect structure and clarity.

It will prove a pleasant surprise for a broad spectrum of drinkers, we love it and think you will too.

Liù is a red wine 100% Merlot.

It is harvested very soon to reach a high expression of purity and slimness, with a deep complexity.

The soil’s freshness and the good agronomic practices, guarantee a gradual maturation of the grapes also in a very hot season.

95 Points - "The Castello dei Rampolla 2019 Liù is a relatively new wine (the first vintage made was the 2018) and a pure expression of Merlot. The wine is generously endowed with lots of fruit flavor and a distinctive punchiness that adds a bright and lifted quality to the bouquet. It sports a mid-weight approach with plenty of summer fresh cherry, plum and other purple fruits. It's hard not to feel immediately attracted to this wine, especially given its very vivid and bright personality. You'll have a lot of fun drinking Liù straight out of the gate or likewise waiting for it to complete its bottle evolution."- Monica Larner (The Wine Advocate)

94 Points - "The 2019 Merlot Liu' is another outrageously beautiful wine from Rampolla. Deep, inky and explosive, the 2019 possesses tremendous energy to match its purity of fruit. Blueberry, spice, leather, menthol and espresso build into the potent, tannic finish. Readers will find a serious Merlot packed with fruit and structure. Rampolla planted Merlot in 2000 and 2003 to soften Sammarco, but the vines turned out to be more productive than expected, giving birth to the Liu'. The 2019 was aged in cement and terracotta. I am not entirely sure how the Liu' will mature, but I also doubt that will be much a concern for the vast majority of readers."- Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

94 Points - "Love this wine. Earth, new leather, black olives, blueberry and fresh blackberry, with a dried flower perfume above. Medium-bodied, thick with brushed suede tannin, plum and earth, and again that floral perfume wafting about. It has fairly fresh acidity, but it’s all about those terracotta tannins and slightly wild ‘natural’ feel. Finish is long with rugged grip. Such presence and character here."- Gary Walsh (The Wine front)

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