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Wine production process
The Merlot grapes arrived to the winery in the early morning after being mechanically harvested.
The grapes were then destemmed and after a gentle crushing, the must was transferred with the skins and seeds into stainless steel tanks. The yeast was pitched to begin fermentation. The alcoholic fermentation lasted for 7 days, at a temperature of 25°C.
Upon completion of the alcoholic fermentation, the wine was transferred to a storage tank and the skins were gently pressed into the same tank by a pneumatic press. At this point the wine began malolactic fermentation, a secondary fermentation intended to stabilize and soften the wine.
The wine was then racked and allowed to matured with French and American oak wood for 3 months.
- Brix: 23.4
- Acidity (g/L): 5.6
- pH: 3.8
- Sugar (g/L): Dry
- Alcohol (%): 12.8
- pH: 3.70
- Acidity (g/L): 5.9