The grapes for our Ecco Domani Merlot were selected from the Italian island of Sicily, where the warm sun and cool night breezes provide ideal conditions for growing Merlot with bright fruit aromas and soft, mature tannins. We select our grapes from the southern edges of Sicily. On the southeast part of the island near the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the sandy soil and mild climate create grapes with vibrant flavors and velvety tannins. To the southwest, our grapes grow alongside the Valley of the Temples, which is a mountainous region with heavy clay soil. Grapes mature slower here, resulting in deep color and an extremely rich mouthfeel.