Armador Merlot

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Country: Chile

Region: Valle Central

Producer: Odfjell

Volume: 750ml

Vintage: 2016

Colour: Red

Varietals: Merlot

Style: Dry

Serving Temperature: 16 -18

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Description

Dark with shades of violet. The nose is concentrated and deep, with aromas of cherries, figs, violets and white fruit aromas such as apricots and pears. The palate is long, complex and juicy with soft tannins.

Winemaking

The grapes were hand picked and were not crushed on reception at the winery; the clusters were only de-stemmed. The whole berries had four to ve days of cold maceration at 14ºC prior to fermentation and eight to ten days of maceration at 25ºC after fermentation. Native and selected yeasts were used during the fermentation, which took place in small tanks of 40,000 Lts. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation took place in tanks. 20% was aged in used oak barrels (three years old) for four months.

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