1300 Merlot, 2018
A vibrant Merlot with aromas of cherry, blackcurrant and blackberry layered with hints of spicy nutmeg and aromatic herbs. Smooth on the palate with a soft texture and a long finish.
Meet the maker: Andeluna
Region: Uco Valley, Mendoza – Argentina
Grape(s): Merlot (100%)
14% ABV / 750ml / Vegetarian / Vegan
The grapes were grown in vineyards located in Tupungato, at over 1,300 metres above sea level. The area is characterised by its wide diurnal temperature range, which produces grapes with a great intensity of colour and a distinctive aromatic expression.
The vineyards are adequately irrigated through a drip management system, which provides exactly the right amount of water needed by the plant.
Canopy management in the vineyard controls yields and produces small, concentrated berries with the perfect amount of sun exposure.
The vines are grown in alluvial, sandy soils and are manually harvested at optimum maturity.
The grapes were hand-harvested and macerated at low temperatures to start the extraction of colour, flavour, aromas and tannins.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks using natural and selected yeasts and was maintained at temperatures of approximately 26°C.
Made in an unoaked style, to reveal the vibrancy of the cool climate fruit.