The 2009 Deyo is pure Merlot aged in new, 300-liter French oak barrels. The nose combines oaky aromas of cedar, vanilla and smoke with herbal overtones of spearmint and some lactic notes. The palate is medium-bodied, with balancing acidity and a soft texture. An easy-to-drink Merlot. Drink now.
Wine Maker Notes
Grape-harvest at the beginning of OctoberThe grape juice is fermented in 15,000 litre stainless steel vats with intense pumping over and cap punching operations at a temperature of 28 ºC for 15 days.Once this process has been completed, 20 new 300 litre Allier stave oak barrels are filled for the malolactic fermentation and subsequent ageing for 8 months on fine lees.The barrels are topped up every 15 days to prevent oxidation. This great wine has a dark, purplish cherry robe, intense nose, sugar-roasted beans, good wood. The mouth-feel offers flavours reminiscent of blackberries, dried apricots, cinnamon.Balance between a well defined structure and some fine tannins.