*5R* 2018 Venica & Venica Merlot (Friuli-Venezia Giulia, IT)

Weight: 5R

Varietal: Merlot

Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Merlot was once believed to be an indigenous varietal in Friuli by many locals, and today it is still the most widely enjoyed red at local restaurants. A brilliant ruby color, this bottle will impress with notes of tart cherry, rose petals, and black pepper all supported with vibrant acidity and grippy tannins. Pop and pour this Merlot at your next dinner party as it will pair with a wide variety of savory dishes.