Sunday, November 30, 2008

Fantinel Celebrate Life Merlot 2007

This red wine from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy is 100% Merlot and has rich tones of luscious cherries, like a band of red licorice candy and sweet red fruits. Hints of anise, glycerine and and an earthiness invade your senses as if you're walking through a bramble in a lush forest. And a portion of the proceeds help fight world hunger. See below:

Celebrate the gift of life with Celebrate Life Merlot. For every bottle sold, Fantinel donates $1 to IIMSAM, the Initiatives of the Intergovernmental Institution for the Use of Micro-Algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition. will also match the $1 donation to IIMSAM. Open this bottle of wine with family and friends and share the gift of life - and join and Fantinel in the fight against world hunger!

Merlot is an intrinsic part of the history of this region and Fantinel's Celebrate Life Merlot is a classic example of the Friuli Grave DOC, an appellation widely considered a world-class expression of this noble grape variety.

Marco Fantinel, President of the Fantinel Group that includes the wineries of Fantinel and La Roncaia, was appointed as the goodwill ambassador for IIMSAM. IIMSAM (Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition) is accredited as a Permanent Observer Mission with the United Nations Economc Council to fight worldwide hunger. IIMSAM strives to counter malnutrition through the use of Spirulina: a micro-algae abundant in essential proteins, vitamins, nutrients and minerals equired by the human body. Fantinel and will each donate $1 to IIMSAM for every bottle sold at of it's Celebrate Life Merlot.


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