Pionero’s Reserva Merlot pours to a violet-red with purple highlights. With aromas of bfresh red fruits such as raspberries, lightly spicy notes, herbs, and damp earth. Medium bodied, with fresh acidity and good persistence. Flavors of a delicate body, very fresh and with good balance between acidity and a fine weave of tannins. With notes of red berries, cloves, dark chocolate and a delicate finish of roasted coffee beans.
The grapes for this wine come from the vineyards planted in our Belén estate in the Casablanca Valley, whose soils are clayey and sandy. The climate has a strong maritime influence, which grants the valley a cool-climate condition that results in grapes with high aromatic expression and abundant freshness.
The grapes are harvested mechanically, with the help of a berry sorting machine. Once the grapes are crushed, the must undergoes a cold pre fermentative maceration for three days at 8º C. Alcoholic fermentation, which takes place using selected yeasts, lasts about eight days at an average temperature of 23º C. We carry out traditional and soft pump-overs to achieve a delicate extraction of aromas and flavors from the skins of the grapes
Pairs well with aperitives, carpaccio, pasta with light sauces, Asian food.