San Pedro Merlot 2008 Wine Review

San Pedro Merlot 2008
Central Valley, Chile
Community Score: 4.3/5
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Product #: 272518


 
Price: $8.95
Alcohol: 13%
Drink: Now
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: San Pedro
Agent: Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits
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August 3, June 18, March 5 and February 26.

 
Natalie's Score: 86/100

Terrific value! Loaded with purple plums and blackberry jam notes. Full-bodied and supple. Perfect for potluck gatherings.

Merlot food pairings: beef, lamb, pork, duck, cheeses, pizza, pastas.

This was reviewed March 28, 2010 by
 

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TASTING NOTES:
Purplish-ruby-red in colour with intense fresh fruit aromas of blackberries and plums, and light notes of toast meld with sweet vanilla. Medium-bodied, with soft tannins and a pleasing finish.
ORIGIN:
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).

HARVEST:
Harvest usually takes place in late March at 23–24° brix with yields of 12 to 15 tons per hectare.

VINIFICATION:
Upon reaching the cellar, the grapes cold macerated for 24–48 hours at 11ºC (52ºF). Fermentation takes place under controlled temperatures below 28°C (82ºF), with 3 daily pumpovers to ensure good color and fresh fruit flavours. 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.

 
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