Tabalí Pedregoso Gran Reserva Merlot 2017
This Tabalí Pedregoso Gran Reserva Merlot reveals a great degree of maturity and aromatic intensity. It has a very concentrated nose with aromas of red fruit, such as raspberries and strawberries, intermingled with spicy notes and vanilla. In the mouth, it is full-bodied with pleasant tannins and good structure. Beautiful balance between acidity and abundant fruit, accompanied by a long and pleasant finish.
This vineyard is located in the coastal part of the valley. This is an alluvial terrace interrupted by great ravines formed long ago by rivers that today are dry but have ample vegetation at their base. The valley is very wide with great visibility because of the purity of its air and the scarcity of buildings. It is windy in the afternoons and is technically classes as a cool area for wine production.
In the coastal area, where the vineyard is located (24km from the sea), the alluvial terrace reveals different levels of clay at the surface. The limestone rocks in the high peaks of the Andes Mountains were dragged by melting ice to the lower parts of the valley and deposited there as dust mixed with alluvial soil. This phenomenon is what from the rest of the country, even cool areas.
Every single task in the vineyard, from pruning to harvesting is carefully supervised by the viticultural and winemaking team in order to produce the best quality fruit possible. The grapes were hand-harvested into 20kg bins to avoid any damage to the fruits. The harvest bean in the first week in April, when the variety had reached the optimum phenolic ripeness. The clusters were later very carefully selected, then destemmed and selected one last time. The fermentation took place in a small stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. The maceration occurred after the alcoholic fermentation. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for ten months.
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