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ARESTI "Special Release" - Merlot - Curico Valley, Chille

ARESTI "Special Release" - Merlot - Curico Valley, Chille - 2013

Dry and perfectly balanced. Ripe red fruit aromas combined with vanilla and slightly smokey mocha hints. Earthy, cocoa graphite with hints of black currant. This wine stands out because of its notes of strawberry, eucalyptus and spices. Notes of wood harmonize with the fruits. Well structured, with a long end and abundant tannins. Smooth, especially on entry. The finish is juicy, persistent and has nice depth.

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VINEYARD

From La Reserva State, Soil: Great variety of soil types, with deep and shallow (1.2 m) profiles that contain a rugged volcanic formation that transitions from a sand loam granitic texture to a clay loam texture. Medium pH of 5.5.

Vineyard: Plants of clone origin planted on their own roots and rootstock. Planted in a north-south and east-west orientation, depending on the soil type, slope and variety. The vines are trained using a low VSP system, with pressurized irrigation. Use of precision viticulture for management and harvest.

Wine facts

Total Production:

180k bottles

Winemakers:

Jon Usabiaga/Juan Ignacio Montt

Producer:

Aresti Chile Wine S.A.

Variant:

750 ml

Average Age of Vines:

5 years

Average Vineyard Altitude:

800 meters above the sea level

Production:

8 tons/ha

Sustainably Farmed:

Yes, Chilean Sustainable code

Harvest Method:

Hand picked/mechanical

Fermentation and Maceration:

The fermentation process begins after a gentle harvest, in stainless steel tanks around 25ÂșC to preserve the characteristics of the berries.

Aging:

A portion is tranferred to oak for 8-10 months

Alcohol:

13.5%

Vintage:

2016

Country:

CHILE

Grape Varietal:

Merlot

SKU:

CL28