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Toro De Piedra Merlot

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Estate: Requingua
Sub-region: Curico Valley
Varieties: Merlot 100%
Soil:  Loam | Clay, with colluvial granite.
Alcohol: 14.1%
Total Acidity: 5.32 g/L
Residual Sugar: 2.46g/L

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Maceration: 18-21 days with cold pre-fermentative maceration for four days at less than 10 degrees Celsius (50 Fahrenheit).

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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.

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