Santa Rita 120 Merlot
Aging: 5 years
120 Merlot is an intense ruby-red colored wine, with fruity aromas reminiscent of blackberry and ripe raspberry with toasted notes and a delicate finish. It has great volume and elegance. It is well-balanced in acidity and soft tannins developing a fresh, juicy and persistent finish.
Manual harvest during the month of April, grapes are de-stemmed and softly pressed, fermentation takes place between 24 and 26 °C. Depending on the lot and zone, 10% wood is used at fermentation to increase color and stabilize wines. After alcoholic fermentation, 20% is aged in French oak for a period between 6 to 8 months, depending on the year and to increase complexity.
Pairing: Ideal with fay fish such as salmon, also good with pastas and red meat