Merlot
Floresta Merlot
Valley: Colchagua
Vintage

Winemaker's comments

This intense ruby-red Merlot offers black fruit aromas with floral and spicy notes complemented by notes that develop as it ages in oak barrels. The palate has a sweet attack, a fruity mid-palate and a firm backbone that extends through the pleasingly long finish.

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Vinification

The grapes were hand picked into 400-kg bins. 10% of the bunches were deposited whole into the fermentation tank and the rest were destemmed without crushing. The grapes underwent a week-long cold soak prior to fermentation at 28ºC with délestage (rack and return) for additional extraction during the first two-thirds of the process and then received daily pumpovers until the end. The new wine remained on its skins for a period for greater balance.

Technicals details

  • Alcohol: 14.4%
  • Total Acidity: 5.45 g/l (Expressed in tartaric acid)
  • Residual Sugar: 2.69 g/l
  • pH: 3.53
Merlot
Floresta Merlot
Vineyard

Location

181 km. to the south of Santiago 45 km. from the coast.

Surface

348 ha.

Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Carménère

Climate

Highly influenced by the Cordillera de la Costa. Very dry and warm climate; dry summers and wet winters.

Average annual temperature

14,9 ºC (57 ºF).

Average annual rainfall

595 mm.

Soil

Soil of volcanic origin. Soils of clayish texture, franco/clayish and sandy.