About This Wine...
Full bodied complex wine, fruit driven style carefully barrel aged. Intense red colour. Elegant and complex nose. Attractive assembled of red ripe fruits, sweet spicy notes and some tones of oak. Good structure, soft and velvety palate. Freshness predicts an excellent ageing potential.
VINEYARD NOTES: Caperana Vineyard – Low yield vines. Deficit controlled regime irrigation Careful viticultural management searching for the proper ripeness of the tannins and avoid green flavours.
VINTAGE NOTES: High temperatures during summer advancement harvest about two weeks, however the grapes are well balanced and have a great aromatic expression.
FERMENTATION NOTES: 5-7 days of cold maceration. Temperature controlled fermentation (26 – 28°C). Selected yeast. 4 pump-overs per day. 20 days maceration on skins. Full malolactic fermentation in barrel.
AGEING PROCESS: 12 to 14 month ageing. French oak barrels of 1st and 2nd use.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Open one hour before serving at room temperature between 15° to 16° C. The soft tannins of Merlot make it a great match with full flavoured meats such as beef, lamb, venison and game. Sauces that are not too rich will go well with this wine as well as roast garlic and vegetables. Cheeses, both soft and hard are always good.
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coordination of top quality wine making practices, searching for innovation and the desire to achieve the best their vineyards can deliver through the creation of wines that pay homage to the generosity of Mother Earth. These wines represent some of the best value at their pricepoint on our list.