SAVORY RED FRUIT, BRAMBLY HERBS & CHOCOLATE Italy’s northeast is best known for aromatic, structured whites that are arguably some of the very best emerging from the boot-shaped nation, but the vineyards of Friuli are also a melting pot populated by both indigenous varieties and various French expats. Merlot is a person of interest here, finding freshness and drinkability combined with its signature herbaceous and earthy, chocolatey intrigue. This garnet-colored gem is a charismatic example! Serving Suggestion: Hearty pork sausage w/ fermented turnips, spinach, & polenta. Black bean burger w/ beet & carrot slaw.