Merlot
Secret Reserve Merlot
Valley: Maipo
Vintage

Winemaker's comments

Our Merlot is a red-violet colored wine, with intense fruity aromas reminiscent of red fruit and flower, vanilla and tobacco. It is a full-bodied, elegant wine, well-balanced in acidity and mature tannins developing a fresh, fruity finish.

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Vinification

Manual harvest during the month of April, grapes are de-stemmed and softly pressed, fermentation takes place between 24 and 26 °C. Depending on the lot and zone, 10% wood is used at fermentation to increase color and stabilize wines. After alcoholic fermentation, 20% is aged in French oak for a period between 6 to 8 months, depending on the year and to increase complexity

Potential aging

5 years

Technicals details

  • Alcohol: 13.5 %Vol
  • Total Acidity: 5.06 g/l  (expressed in Tartaric Acid)
  • pH: 3.54
  • Residual Sugar: 1.82

Suggested food

Ideal with fatty fish such as salmon, also good with pastas and red meat.
Merlot
Secret Reserve Merlot
Vineyard

Location

40 km. to the south of Santiago in the piedmont of the Andes.

Surface

1,282 ha.

Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc.

Climate

Semi-arid Mediterranean climate. Cold winter with moderate rains, warm and dry summer. Thermal oscillation which can exceed 20 ºC (68 º F).

Average annual temperature

13,9 ºC (57 ºF).

Average annual rainfall

400 mm.

Soil

Alluvial soil/ Colluvial soil.