Our Handpicked Reserva wines are born out of a strong desire to offer the very best expressions of terroir from our El Crucero vineyard, located at an altitude of 360 metres above sea level. These carefully handpicked grapes deliver superb varietal characteristics and exceptionally well-balanced fruit concentration. The manual harvest behind our handpicked Reserva Wines, a stage prior to a second triage, highlights our commitment to delivering uniquely handcrafted wines from Colchagua Valley.
There is a cold, pre-fermentation maceration for 5 days, followed by alcoholic fermentation at between 27-29°C to obtain a better colour and structure, followed by malolactic fermentation. 25% of the Handpicked Reserva Merlot is aged for 3 months in French oak barrels. After blending, the wine is gently clarified.
An intense, ruby red gives aromas of cassis and notes of black cherries. This wine has beautiful, soft tannins with a balanced acidity and an excellent, persistent finish.