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SANTA RITA 120 MERLOT, CHILE

Our 120 Merlot is a red-violet colored wine, with intense fruity aromas reminiscent of red fruit and flower, vanilla and tobacco. It is a full-bodied, elegant wine, well-balanced in acidity and mature tannins developing a fresh, fruity finish.

Manual harvest during the month of April, grapes are de-stemmed and softly pressed, fermentation takes place between 24 and 26 °C. Depending on the lot and zone, 10% wood is used at fermentation to increase color and stabilize wines. After alcoholic fermentation, 20% is aged in French oak for a period between 6 to 8 months, depending on the year and to increase complexity.

  • pH: 3.58
  • Total Acidity: 5.06 g/l (exp. Tartaric Acid)
  • Alcohol: 13.0 % vol.
  • Residual Sugar: 3.27 g/l

Ideal with fatty fish such as salmon, also good with pastas and red meat.