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Home Wines Chile Sol de Chile Merlot

Merlot

merlot

Variety: Merlot
Appellation: D.O. Villa Alegre
Winemaker: Daniel Sepúlveda
Bottling: Estate bottled
Alcohol: 13%

 

VINIFICATION

The Merlot grapes were harvested by hand at the end of March. In order to extract color and aromas the must underwent skin contact at low temperatures prior to alcoholic fermentation. The must was then fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at temperatures ranging between 26° to 28°C during a seven-day period. The wine is then left to macerate for five additional days in order to extract its fruity characteristics. A very small percentage of this Merlot is placed in oak barrels in order to increase the complexity and elegance of the wine. Prior to bottling, the two lots of wines were blended together, stabilized and filtered.


NOTES FROM OUR WINEMAKER

Our Merlot has a very bright ruby–violet color. The wine has intense aromas typical of its variety with abundant notes of ripe red fruits, plum, pepper and menthol. Its tannins are sweet and velvety. It has a long and lingering finish.

 

RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE
Between 16° - 18°C