Rocca Bastia Merlot
Merlot is the 5th most widely planted grape variety in Italy and the north east, including Veneto, a stronghold.
Rocca Bastia presents a classic pair of Chardonnay and Merlot, each with its own subtle Italian flair. This 100% Merlot fits perfectly into an ‘International style’ – pure, smooth fruit with soft tannins and classic varietal flavours.
Dark ruby red in colour, full plummy palate with herbal notes and a light finish with a charming softness.
About the Producer
Casa Vinicola Bennati
Casa Vinicola Bennati is an old established house, founded in 1920 by Annibale Bennati, in the area of Cazzano di Tramigna, just a few kilometres from Soave. Annibale was the son of the famous Antonio, or ‘Toni Recioto’ as he was called in honour of the raisin wine of that name.
In this vinicultural heartland, their vineyards are in a prime position and are protected by the surrounding hills. High quality is assured by astute management and hand-picking is still carried out with optimum care.
In the early years the company restricted its activity to producing esteemed local wines, specifically the ageing of Amarone – which are still the flagship wines of the range.
Subsequently, under the winemaking direction of a younger generation of the family, Bennati has extended its interest to international grape varietals and wines from other areas, concentrating on both the character of the region and the quality of varietals.