Calbuco Merlot 2015

£7.99

 TASTING NOTE

Deep, shiny red with shades of violet. A distinct red cherry aroma intermingles with floral and vanilla notes. Body and structure are provided by sweet and soft tannins. A perfectly balanced wine with a lingering finish.

 

A rainy winter at the start of the 2014/2015 season helped to accumulate enough water for the entire growing season. January was very cloudy, but February was partially clear and a bit warmer than usual, which allowed harvest to begin at the end of the month with good, crisp, and aromatic skins with the correct sugar and acidity levels. The fruit showed good quality and concentration.

After hand picking in April, the grapes were de-stemmed and softly crushed. The must was cooled and pre-fermentation maceration lasted 48 hours. Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel at 26-27ºC. Total maceration was 15-25 days during which time the malolactic fermentation was completed.

The vineyards are located in Chile`s Central Valley which is the strip of land between the Pacific and the Andes. Soils are mixed, with clay as well as the usual Chilean patchwork of loam, limestone and sand.

12.5% abv

Calbuco Merlot 2015
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