Bodegas Fernando Castro ends the summer with 4 new medals in Asia.
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The winery welcomes a group of Chinese importers before harvest beginning.
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The Merlot is originally from southwestern France is the second in importance of traditional and the great wines of Bordeaux strain. Merlot wines are wines with a certain color intensity, high alcoholic strength and light fruity and spicy aromas.
The Merlot is similar to Cabernet Sauvignon, but less tannic; so it gives lighter wines to drink, juicy and ripen sooner, that somehow seem sweeter. Merlot can be considered as an ink strain of acceptable quality. The Merlot has always considered as a complementary grape to blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, excellent bivarietal is achieved since one brings softness and fleshiness and the other structure. Lesser extent mixed with the Cabernet Franc. There are two theories about the origin of the word that gives name to this variety. A dialect comes from Bordeaux, where Merlot means "petit oiseau noir" (Blackbird): the Merlot grape is the first of the season, this time the attack blackbirds feeding strains. The other theory associates Blackbird plumage color with blue-black berries strain.
View: To view the Merlot has an intense ruby color with violet tints and depends on the processing area. The Merlot guard usually darker than the young. Smell: The Merlot has as main aromas cassis, raspberries, blackberries or other berries, sweet pepper, smoke, cherry, violet plus truffles and leather. Flavors: A Merlot mouth is nice when young as no great amount tannins, presents flavors of plum, raisin, honey and mint. Maturation
Merlot can be drunk young, even freshly brewed not require bottle aging, although their maturation can improve and make them more complex. As a wine varietal gives rapidly evolving, with fresh and fruity aromas and elegant body; to consume as young red wine or young wine with a brisk few months in oak barrels.
Merlot is ideal with: Dishes with beans, nuts; Roasted vegetables; Game meats (duck, vizcacha, rabbit); Fish in souce; Light stews or casseroles; Rice; Hard cheese; For dessert, with quinces. The operating temperature of a Merlot, which allows the exposure came before us highlighting its aromas and flavors, ranges between 16º and 18º.