Santa Rosato Merlot
These vineyards are located slightly closer to the Pacific Ocean and therefore receive some coastal breezes that help keep temperatures in the summer time slightly cooler. Annual rainfall averages about 600 millimeters (23.6 inches) concentrated in winter months.
Year of plantation : 2000
Trellising system : Vertical Shoot Positioned trellis
Density : 1,660 plants/hectare (670 plants/acre)
Yield : 16 tons/hectare (6.5 metric tons/acre)
Harvest method : Mechanical harvest during second half of March
Maceration : Short Maceration—10 days
Extraction : Traditional pumping-over.
Fermentation : Starts with active dry yeast (Bayanus) and continues at temperatures between 25°C and 28°C (77°F-82°F).
Aging : Wine aged over its lees in stainless steel tanks for three months with oak contact.
Good all round wine for drinking and food matching. Grilled meats, Burger, Stroganoff