Matias Riccitelli Old Vines From Patagonia Rio Negro Merlot 2018

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Matias Riccitelli Old Vines From Patagonia Rio Negro Merlot 2018

Country - Argentina

Region - Patagonia

Grape Varieties - Merlot 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Matias Riccitelli

Tasting notes - Elegant aromas of wild dark fruits are layered with subtle hints of vanilla, chocolate, and spice. Complex and rich on the palate, with smooth ripe tannins and a long, generous finish.

 

Matias Riccitelli Old Vines From Patagonia Rio Negro Merlot 2018

Opulent and deeply textured, this complex and intense
wine has lovely herbal aromatics of lavender and
rosemary complemented by wild dark fruits and hints of
chocolate.
Producer Note
Matias Riccitelli is the son of renowned winemaker Jorge Riccitelli. Having worked at
some of the most prestigious wineries in Argentina and several vintages around the
world, Matias used his experience, knowledge and passion and set up his own winery
in 2009. His vineyards cover 50 hectares located in three selected sites within the
premium growing region of Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza. This is a young and dynamic
project in which Matias is seeking to express the full potential of Argentine terroir.
Vineyard
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.
Situated on the 39° latitude south, the sunlight exposure 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 and are cultivated traditionally with a Vertical Shoot Positioning training system and
are irrigated via flooding.
Winemaking
The grapes were harvested at optimal levels of maturity. Carefully sorted, the berries
were transferred 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 the
extraction of colour, flavour and structure. 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
Tasting Note
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 through
to a deliciously long, generous finish.
Grape
Merlot 100%

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