Intense and vibrant ruby red color.
This wine has intense yet elegant aromas, with a bouquet of fresh ripe red fruits such as strawberry, raspberry, blueberry and soft touch of fine herbs and minerality.
A fruity wine, balanced, with good structure, ripe and soft tannins, that presents the identity of the Merlot grape with great character and authenticity. Integrated body, good volume of mouth, fruity and expressive aftertaste.
Pastas, risottos, parmesan cheese and grilled meats.
Encruzilhada do Sul l Serra do Sudeste l RS l Brazil
Soil and Microclimate: Granite soil, good drainage and correct organic matter that allows a balanced development of the vines. Vineyard: The vines are managed through the espalier system, attaining a production of 2,9 kg/plant. In order to obtain the correct vegetative balance of the plant, green prunings have been applied to the vines to establish a good activity of the photosynthetic leaf wall, and the production per plant has been reduced. Harvest: Manual harvesting with selection of bunches in the vineyard. Winemaking: The destemming was controlled to maintain the integrity of the grape and to avoid the extraction of undesirable compounds. Destemming grapes are managed directly to the fermentation tanks through gravity-flow, withouy suffering mechanical pumping action. Pre-fermentative cold maceration for 24 to 48 hours and fermentation in stainless steel, with a total maceration of 14 to 20 days. After the malolactic fermentation and racking, the wine remained for another 12 months in the tanks until bottling. The wine was not filtered, in order to preserve intact its natural characteristics.
90 score (17), Jancis Robinson
4 stars, Vinforum (Denmark)