Merlot is known for its soft, silky texture and approachable flavors of ripe plum, red and black cherry, and raspberry. In a cool climate, you may find earthier notes alongside dried herbs, tobacco, and tar, while Merlot from warmer regions is generally more straightforward and fruit-focused.
After a careful manual harvest, elaboration of the wine began with seven days of cold maceration at 50°F. Then the juice is fermented during 9 to 10 days at an average temperature of 79 º, using different strains of yeast. A 20 days post fermentative maceration enhances the flavors and bouquets, as well as smoothing the tannins. The wine matures in French oak during 10-12 months to be subsequently clarified before bottling it.
Of an elegant red cherry color with violet touches, this Merlot is outsatnding for its fruitiness, specially black fruits such as blueberries and mulberries. It shows a perfect balance, with a silky and fresh texture, of medium acidity, docile and velvety tannins. Good volume in mouth that unfolds into a long and elegant ending.
Excellent company for medium intensity preparations, such as turkey with chestnut sauce, duck in teriyaki sauce, cordon bleu with pistachio sauce, eggplant lasagna or a classic ratatouille. It also harmonizes finely with a great variety of cheeses.