Ticino | Italian-speaking canton in Switzerland, the country’s the most southerly wine region, overlooking the Italian regions of Lombardy (‘Lombardia’) and Piedmot (‘Piemonte’) in Italy. 

Vineyards | 85% Merlot (Oz Clarke, 2015, p260).

White wines | Whites made from Merlot Blanc have ‘a local following’ (Oz Clarke, 2015, p260).

Red wines | Merlot-dominated, ‘usually soft and gluggable, more serious with some oak barrel-ageing’ (Oz Clarke, 2015, p260).


Certified organic | Castello di Morcote.


Oz Clarke, Oz Clarke Wine A-Z (Pavilion, 2015), p260.