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Colorito Merlot 2021
The grape harvest takes place at the end of August, when the grapes reach their optimum technological parameters. Alcoholic fermentation takes place within 10 days under strict temperature control. Once the process is complete, the wine is aged in oak barrels for a period of 6 months.
Merlot 2021 is a series of 7800 bottles.
The colour is a deep ruby red. The nose is dominated by juicy stone fruit with a predominance of black cherry, plum and spice. The palate is powerful, full-bodied, with fresh fruit combined with a pleasant coffee and pepper sensation. Long and memorable aftertaste, finishing with elegance and a delicate sweetness.
The wine pairs well with red meats, game, in combination with heavier sauces, different types of wild mushrooms, stronger spices. Also suitable are all kinds of dried sausages and platters of fattier and heavier cheeses.
Serving TemperatureCellar temperature
- Red Meats
- Raw Dried Meats
- Hard Cheese
MaturityReady, but will improve
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