Sansonina is a special project for Carla Zenato and her daughter Nadia. This unique, hand-crafted red is made entirely from Merlot grapes, which are harvested by hand in early September. The winery's name draws from the biblical hero, Samson, who was given superhuman strength. Adding “ina” to a word in Italian is a diminutive term of endearment. This, Merlot becomes a powerful yet refined “Little Samson.”
Deep ruby-red in color, with concentrated notes of crushed black cherries, cocoa, dried herbs, and a touch of balsam. Broad, velvety, and mouth-filling on the palate, it strikes a perfect balance between strong tannins and elegant acidity.
Pair with with steak, grilled tenderloin, baby back ribs, or hearty veal stew.