A young Merlot with six months American oak aging. Elegant, refined with marked fruitiness and spicy black pepper: irresistible to Merlot lovers; harmonious and soft on the palate. Aurelio decided to add 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, to marry better with the oak, adding structure and finesse that also gives the wine ageing potential.
The vineyards are located in the Colchagua Valley, and the soils are derived from granite with different degrees of weathering, vast areas of moderate depths of red clay and little organic matter. This type of soil has moderate moisture retention due to the depth of the stones and alluvial sediments. Our Merlot grows on flat ground no more than 120 m (394 ft) above sea level. The vines have a north-northwest orientation and are vertically positioned and double guyot pruned with shoots no longer than 40 inches (101 cm) long. Vineyard density is 5,555 plants/hectare (2,250 plants/acre) to obtain yields of approximately 10 tons/ha (4 tons/acre).
Irrigation was regulated in the final stages of the season in order to reach harvest with small berries and optimal levels of sugar and color to result in greater concentration and volume in the wine.