Sub-region: Curico Valley
Varieties: Merlot 100%
Soil: Loam | Clay, with colluvial granite.
Total Acidity: 5.32 g/L
Residual Sugar: 2.46g/L
Age of vines: 15 years
Vine management system: Vertical Shoot Positining(VSP)
Density: 5,500 plants/hectare.
Yield: 10-12 tons/hectare.
Harvest method: Hand picked with double selection in vineyard, in first half of April.
Warm temperate climate with a Mediterranean rainfall regime and a wide range between daytime and nighttime temperatures, resulting from the proximity of the Pacific Ocean (80 kilometers, or 50 miles) and the Andes mountains (50 kilometers, or 37 miles). Requingua-Corner of the Winds in the indigenous Mapundungun language-receives coastal breezes during the afternoon that help keep summer temperatures moderate. Annual precipitation averages about 600 millimeters, or 23.6 inches, concentrated in the winter months.
This Merlot is made with grapes from our hillside parcels in the Requingua estate. e soils are composed of loam and clay with colluvial granite produced by erosion.
Maceration: 18-21 days with cold pre-fermentative maceration for four days at less than 10 degrees Celsius (50 Fahrenheit).
Appearance: Deep ruby red with pink highlights.
Nose: Intense blueberry and cassis with a touch of mint.
In mouth: Lively and pleasant on the palate, medium bodied with soft tannins and a very elegant finish.
Pairing recommendation: Enjoy with pastas.