Vina Maipo Varietal Merlot
|Region||Central Valley, Chile|
|Grape||Merlot 85%, Carmenere 15%|
|Brand||Vina Maipo Winery|
The Maipo Valley wine growing region is the oldest and most prestigious in the country and an international benchmark in terms of growing Merlot.
Climate: Mediterranean with extended dry season
Soil: Alluvial and colluvial
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 85%, Merlot 15%
Origin: Central Valley,Chile
Aging: 4 months in stainless steel tanks
Alcohol: 12,3% vol.
Total Acidity: 5,3 g/l
Residual sugar: 6,9 g/l
Colour: Dark ruby red, very vivid
Aroma: Fruits aroma, with strong notes of cherries, and some spicy notes of pepper and cacao.
Palate:Elegant round and full-bodied wine, with a long lasting finish.
The Maipo Valley is located within the Metropolitan Region, which includes Santiago, the capital of Chile. The eastern sector of the valley, close to the Andes, is known as Maipo Alto, the most esteemed place for the development of the vine. And this is where our Quinta de Maipo vineyard is located.
The climate conditions at the Quinta de Maipo vineyard are very unique due its located at a point that is equidistant between the Andes Mountains and the coast. The influences of both converge and create a regime of cool winds and unique temperatures. These fluctuate between a minimum of 10°C and maximum of 23°C in annual average.
The Maipo River shapes the geography, and for thousands of years it has dragged rocks down from the Andes into the valley and deposited them as stones and sand to form rocky soils with good drainage and low fertility.