Bertinga Volta di Bertinga 2016
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"This is a pure merlot with violets, blueberries and hints of minerals and black truffles. Black olives, too. Full-bodied, yet so tight and polished with a reserved and agile mouth feel. Linear and racy. Superb quality for this first released vintage. Try after 2022." James Suckling 97 points Drink 2023-30
This young and nervous Merlot has everything going for it except that it needs some time in the penalty box before it's ready to drink. Also touch more ripeness on the fruit from the start would have made it even better. The Bertinga 2016 Volta di Bertinga is a tight expression that should be permitted a few years to unwind and flesh out. The wine already offers good acidity and tart berry flavors with sour cherry and raspberry.