The relatively cool-climate, north east part of Italy produces a style of Cabernet and Merlot thatâ€™s different from the rest of the world. Less intense and less macho. More everyday â€“ medium bodied with a savoury/fruity character (check out Cesari Merlot $9).
Inniskillinâ€™s blend is similar to this style â€“ lots of Italian-style vitality and brightness. Really good red for white meats and tomato sauced dishes.
Iâ€™d like to see more local Merlot-Cabs crafted in this style.
INNISKILLIN 10 Merlot-Cabernet â€˜Vintage Inkâ€™, VQA Niagara 250209 Vintages $17.95