Winemakers Notes: Donâ€™t wait for the table to be set; start sipping a Folonari Merlot as you prepare dinner â€“ it aids the creative culinary process. WINE TYPE: Dry Red GRAPE TYPE: 100% Merlot COUNTRY: Italy REGION: Veneto VINIFICATION: Partially aged in American oak for 6 months. TASTING NOTES: Bright ruby red color. Concentrated bouquet of blackberries and raspberries. Well balanced with soft tannins and a nice finish with subtle notes of red fruits. FOOD MATCH: Pizza, pasta in meat sauce, grilled meats, beef.