Merlot Riserva 2009, an elegant strong red wine
The vineyard selected for Merlot Riserva was thinned out in July to let grapes become richer and stronger. After reaching full sugar ripeness in September, the berries took another month to get to their optimal phenolic maturation before harvesting.
After a long fermentation with skin contact and a number of delestage the fresh wine was very dark and full of tannins. Malolactic fermentation followed right away to reduce acidity, accompanied by an oxygenation aimed at stabilizing tannins and colour.
The following spring the wine was poured into new tonneaux of French oak from Allier, France, fine-grained and medium toasted, where it remained in elevation for more than 2 years. 6 months in steel tanks again followed, and finally bottling took place. Our Riserva rested in temperature controlled warehouses for another year before being finally released to the market.
Merlot Riserva 2009 is a very elegant important red wine. Ruby-red colour with nuances of garnet, perfumes of red berries and plum as well as vanilla and coffee, soft body.
A wine ideal for a dinner based on roasted beef, as well as by the fire in winter.