Rose, violet, pomegranate and smoky notes of the Nerello Mascalese marry beautifully with the bright, fresh fruits of the Granaccia. Delightfully mineral with an uplifting acidity, this wine is transcendent, bringing those who enjoy it to the historic vineyard of Tartaraci. The Granaccia, which softens the acidity of the Nerello Mascalese, also gives the wine a plump ripeness.
One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.