Undurraga Sibaris Gran Reserva Merlot
This Merlot is from their Gran Reserva "Sibaris" range, and comes from the Maipo Valley. Deep ruby/purple. Good legs and a nose of red fruits. Full and velvety in the mouth with red fruit flavours, some oak and a little pepper on the finish.
The grapes were hand-harvested from 25-year-old vines into 500-kilo bins. They were then destemmed and gently crushed. The must was cooled and macerated with the skins prior to fermentation, at a temperature of 5º C for a period of 3 to 5 days.
Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures which varied between 28ºC and 30ºC for a period of 7 to 10 days. Next the must was macerated with the skins for 7-10 days. This wine was aged in French oak barrels for 10 months.
This wine was made with 100% Merlot grapes grown on our Santa Ana Estate in the Maipo Valley. The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness and then selected for this wine. The wine is intense red in colour with violet hues. The aromas are fresh and bursting with fruit, such as blackberries and blueberries, intermingled with spices, like black pepper and cloves. On the palate has medium-structured with rounded tannins and rich in fruit flavours. This wine pairs well with meat, spicy casserole dishes, pasta and cheese.
This wine was made with selected 100% Merlot grapes grown at our Codigua Estate in our Maipo Valley vineyards. After being carfeully aged in oak casks, it was then bottled and stored in our cellars until it reached maturity.
It has a beautiful violet red color with a very complex fruity aroma. Oak characters have perfectly blended with the fruit flavours making it ideal with meats, stews, pasta and cheese.
|Location||Maipo Valley, Chile|
|Winery status||Large family winery|
|Style||Full and smooth|
|Sulphite level||Medium Low|