Gouguenheim Valle Escondido Merlot
Vineyards: The grapes come from their 98 acres vineyard, located in the Uco Valley, which is over 3.600 feet above see level. This region has a desert climate with 320 days of sun exposure a year and big temperature amplitude between day and night that reaches 30F in summer. The soils are sandy and the water comes from the snow of the Andes Mountains by irrigation. All these exceptional conditions allow a perfect ripening of the grapes.
Winemaking: 15 days of fermentation between 25 28 C. Aging occurs in American and French oak, for during 4 to 6 months.
Grape Origin: Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza.
Grape variety: 100% Merlot
Tasting Notes: Dark ruby color. Red and black fruits, such as cherries and blackberries, with red currants. Rich flavors and lots of fruits in the mouth, with a good balance and a long finish.