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Matias Riccitelli Old Vines From Patagonia Rio Negro Merlot 2022

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Matias Riccitelli Old Vines From Patagonia Rio Negro Merlot 2022

  • Grapes Merlot
  • Country Argentina
  • Region Patagonia
  • Abv 14.5%
  • ResidualSugar: 1.8
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • This wine exhibits opulence and deep texture, showcasing a complex blend of dark wild fruits complemented by subtle notes of vanilla, chocolate, and spice. Ripe tannins contribute to a protracted, smooth, and abundant finish, encapsulating a multifaceted and profound wine experience.

The grapes were harvested at optimal levels of maturity. The berries were carefully sorted into small concrete vats with indigenous yeasts. Cold maceration lasted for five days, followed by fermentation at controlled temperatures of between 26° to 28°C. A long post-fermentation maceration lasted for 20 days, ensuring colour, flavour and structure extraction. 50% of the wine was aged in first, second and third-use barrels, while the remaining 50% was aged in French oak vats of 1,000 litres. 

Opulent and deeply textured, this complex and intense wine offers dark fruits layered with vanilla, chocolate, and spice and smooth, ripe tannins coating the palate to a deliciously long, generous finish.

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BrandMatias Riccitelli
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo

This Merlot was sourced from forgotten vines that are 60 years old. This rediscovered vineyard is situated along the Rio Negro's riverside in Allen, Rio Negro, Patagonia. Located at 39° latitude south, sunlight can be intense, but the nights are cool. These diurnal temperature swings encourage a longer ripening period and flavour concentration in the berries. The ungrafted vines are grown in sandy, clay loam soils, traditionally cultivated with a Vertical Shoot Positioning training system, and irrigated via flooding.

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