Wines of Chile / Cerro Nevado
Cerro Nevado Merlot
The grapes come from the Central Valley, one of Chile’s main wine-growing areas. The climatic conditions are similar to those of the Mediterranean area, with hot, dry summers and short, mild winters. Due to its proximity to the sea, there is permanent humidity with morning mists, which leads to slow ripening and high quality wines.
Rich purple in colour, this wine has aromas of plum, while flavours of dark red fruit and damson linger on the palate, finishing with a touch of spice.
A perfect accompaniment to beef, game (deer or venison), rice, pork and lamb dishes.
Grapes are hand picked and transported to the winery in small baskets in order to preserve the bunches whole and undamaged. Then the grapes are destemmed and proceed to cold maceration (for 2-3 days at very low temperatures) to express the maximum the extraction of fruit aromas and soft tannins. After fermentation, a post-fermentation maceration is carried out to obtain a mature, complex and elegant wine with a soft, round palate.