The aromaticprofile includes plum and raspberry with subtle roasted pepper and balsamic touches. Light notes of toast and freshfruit are evident on the palate. Medium-body, bright acidity and smooth tannins make this wine easy to drink.
Wine Maker Notes
Merlot is generally believed to be one of the most popular and widely planted grape varietals in the world, with expert estimates putting it just behind Cabernet Sauvignon in the top three most planted vines. Ask any winery anywhere between France and Argentina, and they'll tell you it is due to the grapes reliability, fantastic range of flavors and unique properties. Single variety Merlot wines are especially popular with companies wishing to target newcomers to the world of red wine, due to the fact that as Merlot has a low tannin content, and relatively little malic acid, the wines it produces are fleshy, well rounded and firmly in the 'medium body' category. This essentially means that they are extremely drinkable, full of lovely jammy fruit flavors and rich, pleasing aromas. That isn't to say that Merlot is only for beginners, though, as this grape is also one of the key varietals for producing some of the most highly respected, complex and perfectly balanced wines in the world.
The grapes come from the Max vineyards in the Aconcagua Valley. The colluvial-alluvial soils produce gooddrainage and result in wines with diverse flavor profiles. The grapes were hand-picked, destemmed, crushed andfermented in stainless steel. Fermentation was carried out with twice daily pump-overs. The post-fermentationmaceration lasted 10-25 days depending on the development of each lot. Aged 8 months in a combination ofFrench and American oak. The final blend was fined, stabilized, and lightly filtered before bottling.