“The L’Urlo from Urlari is a high quality wine made from 100% Merlot. The name means ‘the scream’…[lùr-lo] , literally “The Scream” or “The Howl”; (sort of) rhymes with “Merlot”. Taken from the name of the winery, Urlari (“scream”).”
Winery: Azienda Agricola Urlaric
Grape variety: Merlot
Region/Area: Riparbella (Tuscany)
Type: Dry red wine
Soil: Sand clay and clay with presence of pebbles
Closure: Natural cork
Serving temperature: 16-18° C
Laying potential: Long shelf life, no data available yet
The grapes are placed on a conveyor belt which moves them by gravity (to avoid damaging the skins) to the destem machine, where the leaves and stems are removed. From there, the fruit travels via a conveyor belt to a filter machine that gently breaks the skins to release juice as the grapes fall to fill a conically shaped stainless steel tank. The temperature controlled fermentation begins and the juice is pumped over the grapes every 6 hours. After 2 weeks, the grapes are gently pressed and the wine matures for 15 months in 100% new French oak barrels and then 12 months in bottle.
The L’Urlo has a deep red color.
The L’Urlo has a great mix of black fruits and mushrooms.
Full body and wrapped with elegant tannins and a clean aftertaste.
This Merlot goes well with hearty meat dishes and various risottos . But also with mushrooms and baked or grilled vegetables and potatoes.
“Grape merlot is rarely taken seriously. Yes, there are those priceless pomerols, there in Bordeaux, but otherwise… Smooth sloppy wines from the south of France called pays d’oc, in the budget shelf droppy merlot from Australia…
Here Merlot shows what he has to offer. Smells of leather and dark fruit, spices, despite what people always say about his soft heart, pit and bite. Clearly present, despite an upbringing of no less than 15 months in French oak. Often the wood dominates, here it is in exemplary balance with the fruit.
And you can taste his background, his origin. This merlot tastes like Tuscany. Fine, graceful, aristocratic. A hint of autumn. Ancient wisdom. No matter how young this four-year-old merlot tastes.”