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Don Pascual Merlot Reserve

Variety: Merlot 100%

Kilograms per hectare: 6.000 – 8.000
Hectolitres per hectare: 35 – 48
Region: Juanicó
Soil type: Chalky – clay

~ Temperate with oceanic influences
~ Mean annual temperature of 16.6° C. (62° F.)
~ Seasons clearly marked with warm summers and cool winters

Winemaking Method:
~ Grapes must reach the ideal ripeness in order to be harvested
~ Seed and grape analysis
~ Bunches selected and hand picked
~ Second selection process grape by grape at the winery
~ Cold maceration for 4 days before fermentation
~ Fermentation between 24° C and 28° C
~ Post fermentation maceration

Winemaker´s Notes:
Merlot stands out as one of the varieties that has best adapted to Uruguayan soil and with which Establecimiento Juanico can compare to other Merlots worldwide.

Appearance: Intense garnet with tones of ruby.
Nose: Notes of chocolate, cherries and raspberries.
Palate: Fruity, full-bodied wine with a long finish.
Serving temperature: 16-18 ºC

Food pairings: Ideal for meat dishes and stir fries.