Antiguas Reservas Merlot 2015

Cousiño-Macul

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After a careful manual harvest, elaboration of the wine began with seven days of cold maceration at 50°F. Then the juice is fermented during 9 to 10 days at an average temperature of 79 º, using different strains of yeast. A 20 days post fermentative maceration enhances the flavors and bouquets, as well as smoothing the tannins. The wine matures in French oak during 10-12 months to be subsequently clarified before bottling it.

Tasting Notes

Of an elegant red cherry color with violet touches, this Merlot is outsatnding for its fruitiness, specially black fruits such as blueberries and mulberries. It shows a perfect balance, with a silky and fresh texture, of medium acidity, docile and velvety tannins. Good volume in mouth that unfolds into a long and elegant ending.

Food Pairing

Excellent company for medium intensity preparations, such as turkey with chestnut sauce, duck in teriyaki sauce, cordon bleu with pistachio sauce, eggplant lasagna or a classic ratatouille. It also harmonizes finely with a great variety of cheeses.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
Buin
Soil composition:
Loam, Clay, Stones.
Training method:
Espalier
Elevation:
1,485 feet
Vines/acre:
1400
Yield/acre:
4.0 tons
Exposure:
Northern / Southern
Year vineyard planted:
1997
Bottles produced of this wine:
4.200.000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Merlot
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
7 days
Fermentation temperature:
79 °F
Maceration technique:
Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
10 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
250
Age of aging container:
One year
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
12
Length of bottle aging:
1 year

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