An intense cherry red colour with bright purple hints. Red and black fruit aromas, including juicy cherries, plums and blackberries, are interwoven with a subtle, spicy bay leaf character and a touch of chocolate. Soft, sweet tannins and balancing acidity makes this a quaffable Merlot.
Meet the maker: Tierra Antica
Region: Central Valley – Chile
Grape(s): Merlot (100%)
13% ABV / 750ml
Sourced from vineyards in the Central Valley, where the vines are vertically positioned, spaced at 1.5 x 2.2 metres apart and drip irrigated.
The crops are green harvested to eliminate short shoots and enhance the quality of the grapes.
Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 15 days, with two to three pump overs per day in order to extract the desired levels of flavours, colour and fine tannins.
The wine was stabilised and then earth filtered before bottling.