Alpataco is an autochthonous bush that symbolizes the tenacity of life in the Patagonian steppe. The low yields of the vineyard and a vinification with minimal intervention give rise to fresh and elegant wines, which fully express the varietal typicity and the particularity of the terroir.
Alpataco Merlot has a deep red color that denotes its maturity. On the nose we find complex aromas of red fruits with subtle notes of mint and spices. Nice acidity and balanced tannins.
Harvest: Last week of March
Varietal: 100% Merlot
Yield: 10,400 Kg / hectare. - 4.2 tons / acre.
Harvest: Manual and then selection on a vibrating table. In stainless steel tanks with selected enzymes and yeasts.
Alcoholic fermentation: Two days in cold with CO2, then ten days of fermentation and later seven days of maceration at low temperature.
Malolactic fermentation: 100% in stainless steel tanks (spontaneous).
Aging: All the wine has remained in stainless steel tanks, putting its fine lees in suspension until stabilization and final cut.
Alcohol: 14% VOL
Total acidity: 5.60 G / L
Residual sugar: 3.55 G / L
Production: 5,000 Boxes x 12 bottles
At sight it has an intense purplish red color that denotes its youth.
On the nose it is complex where aromas of red fruits, anise, slightly spicy and subtle notes of mint are combined. Its oak aging provided a touch of vanilla that makes it very elegant.
On the palate it is fruity, with good acidity, pleasant tannins and a good finish.
Naturally stabilized wine, possible precipitates.
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