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Pionero Merlot Reserva Red Wine

Pionero Merlot Reserva

Chile
REGION
Maule
SIZE
75cl
ABV
13%
VINTAGE
2016
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Grape Varieties: 85% Merlot, 15% Malbec
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TASTE
This beautifully balanced Merlot combines smooth ripe plum and raspberry fruit with some savoury cinnamon spice and a neat medium- bodied texture, finishing on notes of dark chocolate.

PRODUCER
Morandé was founded in 1996 by Pablo Morandé, and found immediate recognition both domestically and abroad. Morandé are true pioneers – they were the first family to develop the Casablanca D.O., recognising the fantastic potential of this cool-climate wine region. They also led the way in reviving old viticultural regions such as Maule and Itata, working with old dry-farmed bush vines and unconventional varieties such as Carignan, País and Cinsault. All of the wines are produced with grapes from Morandé’s own vineyards. Their winemaking philosophy is guided by seeking the right terroir for each grape variety, and with significant vineyard holdings they are well placed to achieve this.

VINEYARD
The vines are predominately planted on clay soils of moderate fertility and sandy-loam soils. The vineyards are trained to vertical shoot position, spur pruned and drip irrigated to properly control ripening. Harvest took place in mid-March.

WINERY
The grapes were crushed and given three days’ cold maceration, then fermented at 23-25°C with another 15-18 days on skins before going through natural malolactic fermentation. Twenty percent of the wine was aged in fifth-use oak barrels (mostly French) for six months before blending and bottling.

SPEC

Characteristics
ABV 13%
Awards N/A
Closure Cork
Size 75cl
Grape Variety Merlot
Vintage 2016
Location
Country Chile
Region Maule
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