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Santa Rita 120 Merlot 750ml

Product Details:

Critic Score
82/100
User Rating
4.4 Stars
Size
750ml
Region
Central Valley, Chile
Critic Scores & User Ratings are based on an aggregated international Global Wine Score (GWS).
Santa Rita 120 Merlot 750ml - Item Code: 06446

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Discover this Santa Rita 120 Merlot and get it delivered to your door. Santa Rita 120 Merlot is produced in Central Valley, Chile.

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Discover Merlot Wines

Merlot is a black and blue grape varietal that produces dry red wine with a softer, medium to full body. It is the most commonly planted and popular red wine grape variety in France's Bordeaux region, as well as the second most widely planted and popular red wine grape variety in the United States.

Merlot grapes, which are traditionally vinified to produce a dry red wine, may have a wide range of flavors depending on the environment in which they are cultivated. Merlot will be used in both red wine blends and single varietal wines in several wine areas known for producing the grape.

Merlot, like Cabernet Sauvignon, has a similar taste profile and belongs to the same grape family (a descendant of Cabernet Franc). Merlot differs from Cabernet Sauvignon in that it has a thinner skin and is less astringent owing to fewer and softer tannins. It also has a fruitier, and sometimes less complicated, body.

While the taste of Merlot varies according on the environment in which it is produced, it usually has overtones of juicy blue, black, and red fruit. Undertones of coco, vanilla, and other earth tones frequently accompany these taste sensations.

About the Producer: Santa Rita

Santa Rita (also called Viña Santa Rita) is one of Chile's most famous wine producers, located in the Alto Jahuel region in the Maipo Valley. It has vineyards in some of the best wine regions in the country, including Aconcagua, Vale do Limari, Apalta, Vale do Rapel and Vale do Casablanca. Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere are Santa Rita's most important grape varieties, but the wines are also made from Sauvignon Blanc. Merlot and Chardonnay. Santa Rita was founded in 1880 by Domingo Fernandez Concha. At that time, Santiago was receiving significant wealth from mining in the Atacama Desert, and a wine industry had sprung up south of the city. Santa Rita, along with his contemporaries Cousinho Macul and Concha-I-Toro, brought vineyards from France and started to produce wine. Today Santa Rita has five wineries across Chile, whose total capacity can produce and store nearly 90 million liters of wine. The variety of the company's vineyards means a varied portfolio. For example, Santa Rita vineyards in the Limari Valley are planted in alluvial soils, and there is a warm Mediterranean climate here, so Chardonnay, Carmenere and Syrah are well suited. However, in the Leida Valley, shallow clayey soils and cooler climates are better suited for Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. Santa Rita's flagship wine is Casa Real, a Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the vineyards around the Maipo estate. Before launching, it ages for 14 months in new French and American oak, and can be stored in a cellar for about ten years. Another important wine is Bougainville Petite Sirah, a premium red wine made from a grape variety not commonly found in Chile. Notable wines in Santa Rita's portfolio include the Reserva line, the Medalla Real line and the 120 entry line.

Review Highlights - Santa Rita 120 Merlot 750ml

4.4 / 5
104 Total reviews
91% Would order again
  1. srs13 Verified Buyer

    Very decent.

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