Poggio dei Consoli Merlot

A little bit of history…

Merlot is a French red grape variety typical of the Bordeaux area, its name derives from the French word merle, which means “young blackbird”: this type of bird is indeed famous for being an avid consumer of these sweet grapes.

Merlot was already renowned by the end of the 17th century. In Northern Italy its cultivation became popular in the late 18th century and from here it spread all across the peninsula, finding a very favourable climate.

It was introduced in Lazio in the 30s by Venetian colonists, today it is a top product of Azienda Consoli.

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Protected Geographical Indication

Alcohol Content

13,5% vol.

Service Temperature

16° – 18°C


These vineyards mainly grow in the Lazio hills where they are spur-trained and planted in volcanic soil of tuff and clay; they produce grapes that ripen in the first week of October. They go through a skin maceration process for about 20 days at a controlled temperature.

As soon as fermentation is over the wine is left to age in small oak tanks for 12 months. Then it ages for three more months in bottles before being put on the market.

It is made exclusively from Merlot grapes.

Organoleptic Analysis

Its colour is ruby, almost maroon, it has a scent of red fruit: plums, cherries, currants, blueberries and vanilla. Its taste is harmonious and mellow, and feels fleshy to the palate. It has soft tannins and well-balanced acidity.

Food Pairing

This mellow and harmonious Merlot pairs well with a starter of regional cold cuts, a dish of pasta with a meat-based sauce like Amatriciana, or a main course of grilled red meat or wild game.