La Rifra, Desio, Garda DOC Merlot, 2022, Lombardy, Italy

Producer Profile

Located in a splendid position, in the locality of Pilandro, a few steps from Desenzano del Garda, La Rifra is a family-run winery present in the area since the seventies, which has always shown great attention to quality, from the methods of cultivation of grapes up to the production of wines.

La Rifra is an agricultural company that deals with viticulture and wine production, dedicating itself in particular to the enhancement of the territory and the production of wines.


For the cultivation of the vineyards, the company does not use herbicides, works according to the methods established by European legislation, and strictly adheres to the agri-environmental measure 10 for sustainability and respect for the environment.

The fruit for this wine is planted at 70-80 meters above sea level and planted at a density of 4200 plants per hectare. The characteristic composition of the soil, clayey and rich in mineral salts, the mild climate and the proximity of the lake, contribute to obtaining a high quality wine production.


The grapes after careful manual harvesting in small boxes, are subjected to a soft squeezing followed by traditional vinification methods and temperature controlled fermentation designed to best enhance the aromas and flavours. Aged for 12 months in the tank and 2-3 months in the bottle, prior to release.

Tasting Note

Deep ruby red in colour with hints of spice, white pepper, and red forest fruits on the nose. The palate is well structured with a medium-bodied texture, and fine tannins combining with gentle spice-white pepper and rich red fruit flavours of red cherry, bramble, and blackcurrants. The finish is long with a lovely rich fruit style.

Goes well with

Perfect with charcuterie and tomato pasta dishes.


Drink in its youth but could improve with careful cellaring for 2-5 years.



Varieties: Merlot 100%
Colour: Red
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Natural Cork
Style: Still Wine
Case Size: 6 x 75cl
Country: Italy
Region: Lombardy
Vintage: 2022

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    Weight 1 kg