Lagarde Merlot 2018
Luján de Cuyo – Mendoza. Planted in 1983, 1998. Altitude 980 mamsl.
High vine training. Drip irrigation. Cordon pruning with spurs. Average yield: 90-100 q/ha.
In stainless steal tanks with daily pumpovers and a controlled temperature under 30 °C. The maceration lasts between 12 and 18 days, depending on daily tastings. The Malolactic fermentation is spontaneous.
A 50% of the wine spent 8 to 10 months in French oak barrels.
Storage in bottle
Over 5 years.
||TOTAL ACIDITY 4.9 g/l
|SUGAR RESIDUE 2.1
||NUMBER OF BOTTLES
COLOR: intense ruby red color with burgundy shades.
AROMA: aromas of ripe red and black fruits and jams. Some notes of black olives and eucalyptus.
FLAVOR: smooth and elegant, well structured, round and persistent.
Ideal to pair with game meats, such as rabbit or lamb, and hard cheeses. It also goes very well with barbecue.