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Gato Negro Merlot

Gato Negro Merlot 750ml   
Sku: 2649

Molina Vineyard. VII Region, Chile (Central Valley) San Pedro and San Miguel Vineyard: Broad daytime-night time temperature differentials are perfect for good phenolic ripeness (tannins and anthocyanins).

Tasting notes
Purplish-ruby-red in color with intense fresh fruitaromas of blackberries and plums, and light notes of toast meld with sweet vanilla .Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a pleasing finish.

Wine maker notes
Harvest usually takes place in late March at 2324 brix with yields of 12 to 15 tons per hectare.

Technical notes
Upon reaching the cellar, the grapes cold macerated for 2448 hours at 11C (52F). Fermentation takes place under controlled temperatures below 28C (82F), with 3 daily pumpovers to ensure good color and fresh fruit flavors. The must is racked off its skins part-way through the process and continues fermenting with clean must. The entire process is aimed at producing wines with plenty of fruit intensity and a soft mouthfeel.

Food pairing
Beef, lamb, pork, duck, cheeses, pizza, and pastas Best served at 1618C ( 6164F)

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Country: Chile
Region: Valle Central
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Type: Still wine
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