2020  Tres Palacios, Family Vintage Merlot

2020 Tres Palacios, Family Vintage Merlot

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Merlot
  • Style: Elegant and Silky
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Country: Chile
  • Region: Maipo Valley
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The 'Tres Palacios' winery is a family business, founded in 1996 by Don Patricio Palacios and his wife, Maria Inés Covarrubias. With patience—and much passion—they began their search for an area that had never before been used for winemaking.

They settled on the Cholqui sector of the Maipo Valley, 16 km (10 miles) from the city of Melipilla. The unique location of the vineyard protects them from extremes of heat and allows the grapes to ripen slowly and completely. In a setting reminiscent of the crater of a volcano, this terroir is unlike any other in Chile’s Central Valley.

This wine has 10 months in oak barrels and a further 7 months in bottle before release.

Intense red with violet tints, this wine has aromas of black pepper and cloves, along with notes of mocha and toasted coffee which are integrated into a base of black fruit. The fruit continues on the palate. Overall a round, velvety, easy to drink, complex and balanced wine with a long and spicy finish. Has potential to age for up to 7 years and is best served at 16 - 18 degrees.

Ideal to accompany pasta, semi-ripe cheeses, chicken, stews and casseroles.

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