La Rifra Desio Merlot Garda

La Rifra Desio Merlot Garda

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La Rifra is a family-run farm, present for over forty years in Pilandro in Desenzano del Garda. Since the beginning of its activity, in the seventies, the company has chosen to exploit above all the typical wine production of the territory, and to plant and cultivate the native vines: Trebbiano di Lugana and Marzemino, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay.

For the cultivation of vineyards, the company does not use herbicides, works according to the methods established by European laws, and strictly adheres to the agri-environmental measure 10 for sustainability and respect for the environment. Established by the region.


Hand harvest grapes from their clay and calcerous vineyards in the Moraine hills.


Fermentation features regular pump overs before further ageing for 1 year in stainless steel and final 3 months in bottle before release.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby red in colour with hints of spice, white pepper and red forest fruits on the nose. The palate is well structured with a medium-bodied texture, and fine tannins combining with gentle spice-white pepper and rich red fruit flavours of red cherry, bramble and blackcurrants. The finish is long with a lovely rich fruit style.

Perfect with charcuterie and tomato pasta dishes.

Vintages: Important Note

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