Caduceus Le Cortigiane Oneste is a 50/50 blend of Barbera and Merlot. The aromatics are balanced between cherry tart and allspice notes, and the wine has excellent structure, with crisp acidity and firm tannins. 50% Barbera, 50% Merlot. 13.5% ABV.
"Generally speaking, Barbera and Merlot have been relegated to their subservient roles within their respective regions and blends. The misconception is that these mistresses are only here to quietly support, inspire, and complete the Royal Class of the Vinifera. We wholeheartedly disagree. These honorable courtesans are elegantly full bodied, complex and concentrated. And they are fully capable of holding their own under any and all high court scrutiny." - M.J. Keenan