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Chilean Merlot

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Tied to the history of the so-called “lost grape of Bordeaux,” Carmenѐre, the story of Chilean Merlot is a fascinating one. For decades in Chile the former was actually thought to be Merlot, so the two were typically planted together and harvested at the same time. Since Merlot is an early-ripening variety and Carmenѐre much later-ripening, the resulting wines often tasted unripe and vegetal. Not until 1994 was Chilean Carmenѐre identified correctly. As awareness grew, growers and winemakers began handling both grapes more optimally, leading to significant improvement in the wines.

Today Merlot ranks as the third most planted variety in Chile, behind Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. It is mostly found in the following valley DO’s, from north to south: Maipo, Cachapoal, Colchagua, Curicó and Maule. It can appear both in blends or on its own. Either way, Chilean Merlot tends to show characteristic aromas and flavors of ripe plums, dark berries and herbs, often accented by oak, with a mouthfeel that is round and full.

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          • Santa Ema Reserve Merlot 2018  Front Label
            Santa Ema Reserve Merlot 2018
            Merlot from Maipo Valley, Chile
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          • Pepperwood Grove Merlot Front Label
            Pepperwood Grove Merlot
            Merlot from Chile
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            • Cousino Macul Merlot 2018  Front Label
              Cousino Macul Merlot 2018
              Merlot from Chile
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              • La Playa Estate Merlot 2019  Front Label
                La Playa Estate Merlot 2019
                Merlot from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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              • Cousino Macul Merlot 2020  Front Label
                Cousino Macul Merlot 2020
                Merlot from Chile
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                • Lapostolle Grand Selection Merlot 2020  Front Label
                  Lapostolle Grand Selection Merlot 2020
                  Merlot from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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                • Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Merlot 2020  Front Label
                  Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Merlot 2020
                  Merlot from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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