Originally Posted by Steve Kroll
Luca, I think most European Merlot leans this way. Some new world Merlot is what I would call "serious", but mostly it's made in a lighter style that is intended to drink young. I don't know if I've ever had 100% Italian Merlot. I usually see it blended in some of the "Super Toscano" wines. I'll have to look for that.
Pagadebit - that's quite funny.
Super Toscano??? What is this?
Yes, Pagadebit is really funny. The name comes from the fact that its grapes (Bombino bianco
variety, one of the most ancient Italian varieties) are very sturdy, they withstand very well bad weather and other attacks, so in the past the farmers could invest time and money and be quite sure to get a sound profit, and so be able to pay their debts.