Merlot

Secret Reserve

Merlot

Vintage

  • 2016
    • 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.

    • 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.

Vineyard: Maipo

    • 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.