Casa Lia Phoenix Merlot 2013

£8.50
Tasting Note: 

Intense nose of blueberry and cassis with a touch of mint. Pleasant and lively, medium bodied with soft tannin on the finish.

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2013
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75cl

VINEYARD

Warm temperate climate with a Mediterranean rainfall regime and a wide fluctuation between daytime and nighttime temperatures, resulting from the proximity of the Pacific Ocean (80 kilometers, or 50 miles) and the Andes Mountains (50 kilometers, or 37 miles). These vineyards receive coastal breezes during the afternoon which help keep summer temperatures moderate. Annual precipitation averages about 600 millimeters, or 23.6 inches, concentrated in the winter months

WINEMAKING

Fermentation is initiated with active dry yeast (Bayanus) at temperatures ranging between 17-18 degrees Celsius (62-64 Fahrenheit), with aeration at the end of the fermentation process. Aged on its lees in stainless steel tanks for two to three months before blending and bottling

FOOD MATCH

Great with a range of pasta dishes

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