Intenzivní granátově červená barva s fialovými odlesky. Příjemná vůně ostružin, švestek se stopou mléčné čokolády a listů blahovičníku. Pikantní, kulaté víno s dobrým dobrým ovocným tělem, stopou zeleného tabáku a hebkými tříslovinami.
Striking bright garnet red with violet at the rim. Aromas of ripe black and red fruits recalling blackberries and plums on the nose intermingled with delicious notes of pastry and milk chocolate. A spicy note on the backdrop harmonizes perfectly with light toasted notes from the French oak that also lends a pleasingly sweet sensation on the palate. Very well balanced with delicious acidity, our Classic Merlot is a wine with medium body, well-rounded tannins, and a touch of fresh tobacco that lingers long on the finish. HARVEST Merlot Harvest: March 17–April 17. The 2014–2015 season can be considered normal in terms of precipitation and the availability of water during the development of the phenological stages that need it most. The winter was rainy enough that the water required for the season was able to accumulate in the ground and irrigation reservoirs. The spring was free of significant frosts in all of the areas where our Merlot is grown. The temperatures were particularly high during the summer, with historic peaks in March and an average temperature that was 1.5ºC higher than that registered in the past 10 years. However, the grapes reached harvest without significant problems with dehydration and with balanced potential alcohol levels. It was a year with considerable luminosity and very good temperatures, which allowed the fruit to develop free of diseases, with good skins, very good color, and an excellent degree of phenolic ripeness. VINEYARD The vineyards are located in our Apalta and El Arcángel del Marchigüe vineyards in the Colchagua Valley. Its soils are derived from granite in different degrees of decomposition with varying slopes, effective rooting depths, organic matter, and types of geological formations, which makes these two terroirs very interesting. Apalta is characterized by its colluvial and alluvial influences with varying depths and textures in the highest zones and more homogenous zones in the lower sectors due to the influence of the Tinguiririca River. Its Mediterranean climate gives us summers with cold nights and hot days, which helps slow ripening in our vineyards. Marchigüe presents shallower soils with moderate slopes, primarily of colluvial origin and a presence of angular stones at shallow depths. The climate is more severe than in Apalta and presents more wind and solar radiation as well as lower precipitation due to its location close to the Coastal Mountains.