Rio Del Mar Merlot


100% Merlot


Colchagua Valley, Chile
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Vinification / Winemaking:
– How grapes were handled: 100% hand picked.
– Fermentation / Yeast Type / Vessel: Hand sorting of grapes before destemming. Pre-fermentive cold maceration for 6 to 10 days. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks for 15 days at 27ºC to 30°C. Post ferment maceration for 2 days. Run off and malolactic fermentation.
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– Ageing – barrels / size / time: 15% aged in French oak barrels for 4 months; 85% in stainless steel tanks.
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Tasting Notes:
Dark red. Elegant aromas of ripe fruits. On the palate, round and nicely balanced, soft tannins, with notes of cherries, ripe plums and hints of cocoa. Agreeable finish.