Hoopoe Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Organic (75cl) | Abel & Cole

Hoopoe Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Organic (75cl)

(£10.00 per 75cl)
Organic Vegan

From the sun-drenched isles of Sicily comes this agreeably balanced blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Although Sicily has a long history of championing their own native varieties, there has been a welcoming of international varieties into the fold in recent decades. This lovely soft, juicy number is the ideal Summer red for those that want a little extra freshness whilst keeping a fuller body.
Food pairing: The excuse you’ve been waiting for to cook Sicilian is here! Try Penne with Sicilian Aubergine Sauce, Ricotta and Pine Nuts.

ABV: 14.5%
Grape: Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon
Country: Sicily
Vintage: 2017
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Cantine Colomba Bianca founded in 1970 as a cooperative of growers from the south-west of Sicily in the province of Trapani. Cantine Colomba Bianca is the largest wine cellar in the country with 2,118 member growers who cultivate about 8,100 Ha. of vineyards in the provinces of Trapani, Palermo and Agrigento. Currently 10% of their growers are certified organic and year by year this percentage is growing. The main white grape varieties grown are Grillo, Catarratto, Grecanico, Inzolia, Chardonnay, Viognier, Zibibbo, Fiano and Sauvignon Blanc, the reds are: Nero d'Avola, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Frappato, Sangiovese, Perricone and Nerello Mascalese. The vineyards are located in areas with a wide diversity of soils and climate and are found from the coastal areas up to an altitude of 600m. Each of the five wineries are carefully selected for the processing of specific varieties, this allows them to better express the individual potential quality of the grapes and the areas and microclimates that they come from. The grapes are hand harvested in small crates so as to avoid damaging them prior to fermentation. The company policy is to respect the environment and to save energy and therefore has been certified ISO 14001, also there is a continuous and constant analysis of the production process through the quality systems certified BRC and IFS. Winner of the DB (Drinks Business) Green Awards 2015


Grapes*, yeast

*= produced to organic standards

Storage & prep

Store in cool, dry, dark place. Once opened, reseal and consume within 24 hours


Food contact material: Glass (Recyclable)
Lid/Cap: Cork (Recyclable)
Sleeves/wraps/seals: Foil (Not currently recyclable or compostable)
Contains BPA: No

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