CALITERRA MERLOT RESERVA 2017, COLCHAGUA VALLEY

£9.95

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VITICULTURE

The Colchagua Valley is home to the Caliterra Estate, located 200 km south of Santiago and 60 km from the coast at 150 metres above sea level. Caliterra Estate has approximately 1,085 ha with approximately 75% of untouched land and Mediterranean climate, where cool nights and gentle breezes temper the sun’s energy creating perfectly ripe, intense, concentrated and balanced wines.The Reserva Merlot grapes are sourced from specific vineyard blocks in the Estate which have moderately deep clay colluvial soil with embedded stone.

WINEMAKING

Fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks, 30% is then aged for 7-9 months in French barrels of second or third use.

OAK TREATMENT

30% aged for 7-9 months in French barrels of second or third use

TASTING NOTE

This wine has a deep ruby red colour. The nose is fresh with aromas of berries such as raspberry and strawberry. These are accompanied by black pepper and snuff notes, with some hints of violet typical of Malbec. The palate is refreshing and balanced with vibrant acidity.

FOOD MATCHING

Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
Pizza/Pasta
Casseroles/Stews
Mild Creamy Cheeses
Mature Strong Cheeses

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

  • Blend: 94% Merlot, 6% Malbec
  • ABV: 13.0%
  • Closure: Screw cap
  • Colour: Red
  • Style: Still wine
  • Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
  • Suitable for Vegans:Yes
  • Organic: No
  • Biodynamic: No

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