LAPOSTOLLE MERLOT 2017 CLASSIC

LAPOSTOLLE MERLOT 2017 CLASSIC

Among top 9% of all wines in country (2015 Vintage)

 

Winery

Lapostolle

Grapes

Merlot

Region

Chile / Central Valley / Rapel Valley

Wine style

Chilean Merlot

Allergens

Contains sulfites

 

REGIONAL STYLE

 

Chilean Merlot

Merlot is a staple of the wine producing regions of South America. Alongside Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère, the bold, spicy grape contributes to Chile's reputation for creating great, affordable wine.

Chilean Merlot tends to be full-bodied yet gentle, relatively low in alcohol yet with a bracing acidity, and it often has a divisive “green” characteristic to it.

This iconic Bordeaux grape was first brought to South America in the 19th century, yet only really came into its own during a massive surge in the consumption of Chilean and Argentinian wine in the 90s.

In 1994 it was discovered that much of what was thought to be Merlot was actually Carménère, an almost identical grape native to France that growers more or less turned their back on due to its relatively low yields.

The best Merlot in Chile grows in the Apalta region in the Colchagua province. The grape thrives in many countries around the world, and enjoys a subtle yet compelling variance from climate to climate.

Chilean Merlot can stand up to strong flavors fairly well, so pair with a big red-sauce Italian meal, some meatballs, a bit of roasted turkey or even a good pizza.

 

Characteristics

Acidity- High

Body - Full-bodied

 

Foodpairing

Beef

Lamb

Veal

 

Grapes

Merlot

 

What does this wine taste like?

Light

4

Bold

Smooth

2

Tannic

Dry

2

Sweet

Soft

2

Acidic

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