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Santa Rosato Merlot

Price:£7.50
Tasting Note: 
Ripe and plush in its fruit, intense aromas of blueberry, plum and cassis on the nose followed by a touch of mint. Mocha coffee and plum fruit on the palate, finishing smooth, concentrated and well balanced.
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2018
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Bottle Size: 
75cl

VINEYARD

These vineyards are located slightly closer to the Pacific Ocean and therefore receive some coastal breezes that help keep temperatures in the summer time slightly cooler. Annual rainfall averages about 600 millimeters (23.6 inches) concentrated in winter months.

Year of plantation : 2000

Trellising system : Vertical Shoot Positioned trellis

Density : 1,660 plants/hectare (670 plants/acre)

Yield : 16 tons/hectare (6.5 metric tons/acre)

Harvest method : Mechanical harvest during second half of March

WINEMAKING

Maceration : Short Maceration—10 days

Extraction : Traditional pumping-over.

Fermentation : Starts with active dry yeast (Bayanus) and continues at temperatures between 25°C and 28°C (77°F-82°F).

Aging : Wine aged over its lees in stainless steel tanks for three months with oak contact.

FOOD MATCH

Good all round wine for drinking and food matching. Grilled meats, Burger, Stroganoff

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