Tasting notes: Adobe Reserva Merlot Organic
Adobe Reserva Merlot Organic. Bright ruby-red in colour, with red fruits aromas, especially berries, elegantly combined with black pepper notes. On the palate, it presents a delicate wood influence that contributes with great complexity, good structure and rounded tannins. It has a soft texture and a fruity finish.
Ideal with well-seasoned, strong-flavoured dishes, stuffed cannelloni, grilled beef, pork, or poultry. It also goes very nicely with ripe cheeses, salami, ham, and pastrami.
The Central Valley wine zone extends from the Maipo Valley in the north to the Maule Valley in the south. The entire zone has good drainage, high fertility, and tremendous agricultural aptitude. Especially for red grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, and others. The Mediterranean climate has warm summers with broad daily oscillations between daytime and night time temperatures, and cold, rainy winters. This allow for good vine development. Therefore the soils are of alluvial origin with moderate depth. So the grapes are hand picked in middle April and undergo a week-long pre-fermentation cold soak to extract fresh fruit characteristics.
Firstly alcoholic fermentation took place at 25º–28ºC with daily pump overs. The wine stay on its skins for a period, after which the free run wine was separated from its skins and allowed to a natural malolactic fermentation. Secondly 20% of this wine was aged in oak barrels for 6 months and later re blended to achieve a more complex character.
Colchagua Valley is part of the Rapel Valley, thanks to a singular mix of ocean breezes and winds from the Andes Mountains, Colchagua is the perfect place to cultivate red varieties like Syrah, Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Because the four seasons of the year are accentuated, the grapes ripen evenly and slowly. Our Las Palmeras and Los Robles cellars are located here, built with the highest levels of infrastructure, minimizing their environmental impact.
Have a good look about the vineyard https://www.emiliana.cl/en/nosotros/vinedos-y-bodegas/
Our personal recommendation if you like this wine is Mucho Mas Merlot