Avignonesi Desiderio Merlot
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Region: Tuscany, Italy
Grape varieties: 100% Merlot
Avignonesi Desiderio Merlot is truly one of our favorite old-school wines. Juicy, dark, and mysterious, with ripe flavors and character. You’ll love it!
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About Avignonesi Desiderio Merlot
Avignonesi Desiderio Merlot is truly one of our favorite old-school wines. Juicy, dark, and mysterious, with ripe flavors and character. It’s full and focused with a dense center palate, yet it remains lively and focused. From organically grown grapes. You’ll love it!
The estate, which bears the name of a noble family from Montepulciano, was taken over in 2009 by the Belgian Virginie Saverys. In a decade, under her leadership, Avignonesi has become the largest regenerative wine estate in Italy. Out of respect for workers, consumers, and the environment, Virginie Saverys has banned highly toxic synthetic biocides – alas too widespread in the wine world – which poison populations, soils, air, and water. Concurrently, the cellar has forbidden the use of yeasts, dyes, enzymes, tannins, and other industrial biochemical adjuvants. Finally, Avignonesi is vigorously pursuing an energy transition policy to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions drastically. Avignonesi is a benefit company and is a certified B Corporation. We are part of a global movement for an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economy.
Convinced that there are no great wines without good grapes, Virginie focused her efforts on rehabilitating viticulture while giving the cellar a more supervisory than interventionist role.
Beyond giving nature back her rights, Avignonesi also fosters the authenticity of its products. Virginie Saverys and her team have developed a modern style of refreshing, fruit-driven wine where elegance prevails. In short, wines are a pleasure to drink.
Avignonesi owns about 434 acres of fully certified organic and biodynamic vineyards. All wines are vegan and are made exclusively with grapes cultivated on the estate.