Brilliant ruby colour, a berry bouquet, hints of ivy, an aroma of grenadine, a typical Merlot nose, fruity on the attack, discreet acidity, medium strength, suitable tannins and a fruity persistence into the finish.
The Cantina Sociale Mendrisio was created in 1949. The group now brings together 600 growers across Mendrisio, Val Blenio and Val Riviera. It vinifies about 20% of Ticino's wine production and consequently, is one of the largest wine producers in Ticino. In 1962,the Cantina founded its own domain. With 20 hectares of vines, the Tenuta Montalbano is the largest contiguous vineyard in Ticino. This is where the best Cantina wines thrive, the Merlot Tenuta Montalbano is traditionally vinified in steel tanks as well as the Merlot Riserva Tenuta Montalbano.