William Fèvre - Chile
La Misión: Merlot 2005

Our La Misión Merlot wines are produced from vines growing in the Curicó Valley. Its warm climate and loamy clay soils engender the optimal conditions to produce exceptional Merlot wines.

Winemaking process:

The La Misión Merlot is produced according to the best French winemaking style. The vinification process starts by the removal of the grapes from the stems, followed by a fermentation of the uncrushed grapes in stainless steel tanks.

Before this process, the grapes are cautiously removed from the stems, in order to remain intact, and then placed into fermenting tanks of 240 hectoliters. Parts of the grapes are separated and fermented with indigenous yeast.

The remaining grapes receive a three to four days pre-fermentation maceration.

The fermentation involves a pumping twice a day, and once or twice during the wine process, a complete 'delestage'. The pre-fermentation maceration lasts from three to four days;

Traditionally, all our tanks holding wine are blended before bottling, and the wine is aged four months in French oak barrel.

Tasting note:

With its pleasing cherry color, the La Misión Merlot 2005 features delightful fruity notes of cherry and raspberries, a light and fine hint of wood. It is round in mouth and full-bodied, with a subtle tannin structure.

Food Recommendation: Game

Cheese Recommendation: Firm Cheeses

Technical information:
Harvest date: April 20th, 2005
Harvest Method: manually in small cases of 20 kilos
Production: 48.000 bottles
Alcohol degree: 13,5 % Vol.
Residual sugars: 2,3 g/l
pH: 3,94
Total acidity: 2,6 g/l
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