Patagonia Gran Reservado Merlot

Patagonia Gran Reservado Merlot

VINEYARD LOCATION:

Alto Valle, Rio Negro, Patagonia

AGE OF THE VINEYARD:

Over 40 years old

GRAPES:

100% Merlot

YIELD:

35 hl/ ha
Deleafing and green picking is carried out in December.
Harvest is realized manually in small trays of 20 kg in order not to damage the grapes. Double selection is performed: first selection of bunches and a second selection grape by grape.

FERMENTATION:

Cold maceration is carried out at 10ºC – 12ºC for 5 days prior to fermentation which takes place at a controlled temperature of 28 – 30°C. 4 pump-overs per day followed by a long maceration of 30 days.

AGEING:

100% of the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.

TASTING NOTE:

Intense deep red colour. Very complex bouquet of wild fruits like blackberries and strawberries. The oak aging gives notes of vanilla and caramel which harmonise beautifully with the fruit. A full-bodied wine with excellent structure, very elegant on the palate. Great with all kind of grilled meats, games, and cheeses.