Merlot 2018

Merlot 2018

Vintage: 2018
Grape variety: Merlot 100 %
Vineyard location: terraces, south
Soil structure: marl, sandstone
Harvesting: Thinning the grapes when they start to colour, manual harvest.
Vinification: Fermentation with maceration for 21 days, soft pressing and pouring into oak barrels - barrique.
Maturation: 24 months in barique barrels
Bottling: 6000 bottles
Alcohol: 14,5 % vol
Total Sulphites: 19 mg / l
Serving temperature: from 18 to 20°C
Wine features: The wine is ruby red colour and thick. The smell is intensive, very fine and rich. We can sense the smell of ripe red fruit and berries ( Morella cherry, blackberry, blueberry, dried plums, and jam). It tastes dry, warm and soft, pretty fresh, tannic and tasty, balanced, intensive, elegant and durable, harmonic, strong and ripe.
Combining with food: It goes well with game dishes, red meat (roasted, grill), dried meat, aged and spicy cheese.
Ageing potential: The wine is ripe and good to drink, but in years it will gain the harmony and drinkability. It will achieve its best after 10 years.

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