Merlot Reserva
Tasting Notes:
Our Merlot Reserve has an intense ruby red color. It is a fine sample of a complex wine with dry fruits and truffle. In mouth is Spicy and humid soil taste. Its tannins are mellow and soft with a pleasant and silky aftertaste. A great match to pasta, lightly spiced red meats, and soft cheeses.


Vineyards:
The grapes come from our estate vineyards in Villa Alegre, 285 km south of Santiago in the Maule Valley. The soils are derived from volcanic ash and consist of sandy to sandy-loam earth. The vineyards are flat and receive an excellent exposure to sunlight. The yields are carefully controlled so as to produce concentrated and elegant wines.


Vinification process:
The grapes were harvested by hand at the middle of April. In order to extract color and aromas the must is in skin contact at low temperatures prior to alcoholic fermentation. The must is then fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at temperatures ranging between 26 to 28C during a seven-day period. The wine is then left to macerate for five additional days in order to extract its tannins characteristics. The wine is then placed in oak barrels only for eight months to keep the balance of fruit and oak. Then is bottled without filtering to maintain I It is extraordinary fruits qualities.

Main aromas and flavors:
Dry fruits and truffle


Grape:
Merlot


Aging process:
8 month in oak


Alcohol Contents:
13,5% vol.


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