Casata Mergè Parsifal Pecorino, 2016, Lazio IGT, Italy
£19.25 (inc VAT)
Parsifal sought the Holy Grail, this is a quest for minerality among fresh fruit & florals.
Noble Parsifal sought the Holy Grail, a knight pure and true, with a strong backbone. Like this wine, which surely cannot be a coincidence. Fresh yellow fruits and flowers make this enticing and engaging, but with a mineral backbone. Its long and pleasant finish make it a good choice to accompany a whole meal, but also as a delicious aperitif.
On the border between Frascati and Monte Porzio Catone, in an area so picturesque the ancient Romans used to holiday there, live the disgustingly photogenic Mergè family. They treat the land they live on and their viticulture heritage as a precious gift, and try to create wines that respect and reflect that gift. The fact that the land is perfect for supporting old (like, century-old) vines helps a lot with that, but no one could deny that the secret is the hard work all three generations of the Mergè family put in.