Sommos Colección Merlot
SOMMOS Collection Merlot. A modern Merlot: cosmopolitan and elegant
At about 550 metres above sea level, this parcel is among those planted at our highest altitudes. It is also the most northerly parcel and is located on a north-facing slope, which allows the Merlot to ripen slowly. The parcel’s location and orientation prevent it from being affected by harsh sun and typical dehydration problems.
Grown in poor, well-structured soils that are porous and have crop cover.
THE WINEMAKING PROCES
Mechanical night harvest in September. The fruit from each parcel is kept separate, resulting in distinct wines. Fermentation at 28ºC is followed by three weeks of maceration.
Gravity is the basis for every move the wine makes until it is aged for twelve months in select barrels of French oak.
Colour: Ruby with tinges of brick red.
Aroma: Ripe red and black fruits with balsamic notes mingle with herbals like sage, mint and black pepper.
Taste: Structured, balanced, persistent and very lively.
Serving Temperature: 16º C.