Vina Maipo Vitral Merlot

Region Central Valley,Chile
Vintage 2012
Grape Merlot
Style Red
Brand Maipo Valley Winery

General information:

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: Medium warm, Andes and Coastal modest influences

Soil: Riverbench, benchland  associated soils

Variety: 100 % Merlot

Origin: Central Valley,Chile

Aging: 8 months in american  oak and stainless steel tanks

Vinification:
Alcohol: 13,5% vol.
Total Acidity: 5,24 g/l
Residual sugar: 2,54 g/l
PH: 3,53

Tasting notes:
Colour: Dark and deep purple

Aroma: Subtle aromas of chocolate, dark plume and hints of vanilla and smoke.

Palate: Medium-bodied, with lovely tannins velvety texture, rich and a long, pretty 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.

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