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530358 - Ferllen Reserve Merlot  -  $24.99

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The most common descriptors to the Argentine Malbec is its balanced texture, deep plum color and round deep flavors. Fresh but complex production with scents of prunes, figs and a soft hints of tobacco and vanilla. It is perfectly paired with cheeses, dry fruits such as nuts to stand out its tannic taste. Ferllen Winery Malbec Reserve is also a perfect companion to traditionally barbecued Argentine steak.

TECH SHEET:

Varietal: 100% MERLOT
Harvest: 2009
Aging: 9 months French and American oak barrils. Clarified & bottled.
Alcohol: 13.70 (%)
Total Acidity: 4.89 (g/l)
Etheral Acidity: 0.42 (g/l)
Reduced Sugars: 2.43 (g/l)
Extract: 29.40 (g/l)
(SO2): 33(mg/l)
Total (SO2): 72 (mg/l)

Viticulture:
Hand-made harvest
Destemming
Chilling of the ground grape
Pre-Soaking Fermentation in cool storage for 4 days Alcoholic Fermentation between 22 and 26°C with daily over-pumping depending on taste preference.
Soaking for 20 days
Pressed
Malolactic Fermentation

Storage Suggestions
Serving Temperature: .15/18 ºC
Storage: 6 (years)

Vineyard
Location: Valle del Uco- La Consulta-Mendoza
Altitude: 1050 (meters)
Age: 20 (years)
Performance: 85 (qq/ha)

TASTING NOTES:
Aspect: Intense Granite with gleams of violaceous tints.
Scent: Complex scent of figs, soft tobacco, black currant, and berries with traces of red pepper typical of a Merlot, followed by secondary aromas of vanilla and caramel.
Taste: Cherry and currants, vigorous tannin with a subtle acidity, fresh and unctuous, delightful at the end of the tongue.

Pairings: Dishes such as pates, duck, substantial casseroles or stews, and traditional pastas are a great companion to this wholesome wine. Ferllen Merlot is also known to bring out the taste in savory pork, liver, and turkey and goes well with white meats such as honey-roasted ham. It is the ideal wine for cheeses, dry fruits, chocolate mousse, and selected seafood