Merlot

120 Reserva Especial

Merlot

Vintage

  • 2016
    • Winemaker's comments:

      Our 120 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:

      3 to 5 years

    • Technicals details:

      • pH: 3.58
      • Total Acidity: 5.06 g/l (exp. Tartaric Acid)
      • Alcohol: 13.0 % vol.
      • Residual Sugar: 3.27 g/l

    • Suggested food:

      Ideal with fatty fish such as salmon, also good with pastas and red meat.

  • 2010
    • Winemaker's comments:

      Our 120 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:

      3 to 5 years

    • Technicals details:

      • pH: 3.58
      • Total Acidity: 5.06 g/l (exp. Tartaric Acid)
      • Alcohol: 13.0 % vol.
      • Residual Sugar: 3.27 g/l

    • Suggested food:

      Ideal with fatty fish such as salmon, also good with pastas and red meat.

  • 2009
    • Winemaker's comments:

      Our 120 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:

      3 to 5 years

    • Technicals details:

      • pH: 3.58
      • Total Acidity: 5.06 g/l (exp. Tartaric Acid)
      • Alcohol: 13.0 % vol.
      • Residual Sugar: 3.27 g/l

    • Suggested food:

      Ideal with fatty fish such as salmon, also good with pastas and red meat.

  • 2008
    • Winemaker's comments:

      Our 120 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:

      3 to 5 years

    • Technicals details:

      • pH: 3.58
      • Total Acidity: 5.06 g/l (exp. Tartaric Acid)
      • Alcohol: 13.0 % vol.
      • Residual Sugar: 3.27 g/l

    • Suggested food:

      Ideal with fatty fish such as salmon, also good with pastas and red meat.

Annual awards:

  • 2010
    • Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - March 2010
      • Date: March 2010
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2008
      • Award: 87 points
      • Comments: Bright ruby. Attractive aromas of cherry, raspberry, cola and black pepper. Sweet, supple and round, with good intensity to the straightforward dark fruit flavors. In no way complex but very easy to drink and avoiding the greenness of so many inexpensive (and expensive!) merlots. Finishes with lingering sweetness and an echo of pepper.
  • 2009
    • Wine Spectator - November 2009
      • Date: November 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2008
      • Award: 82 points
    • Wine Enthusiast - July 2009
      • Date: July 2009
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: 85 points
      • Mention: Best Buy
  • 2008
    • Wine Spectator - October 2008
      • Date: October 2008
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2007
      • Award: 79 points
    • Wine Enthusiast - May 2008
      • Date: May 2008
      • Country: USA
      • Vintage: 2006
      • Award: 86 points
      • Mention: Best Buy