Tabalí Pedregoso Gran Reserva Merlot - Boutinot
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Tabalí Pedregoso Gran Reserva Merlot 2019

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Viña Tabalí

From the equisite Dom vineyard in western Maipo. In winemaker Felipe Muller's words, "This is one of the best sites in Chile for Bordeaux varietals".

Meet the producer

Established in 2002, Tabalí is a pioneer and iconic winery situated in Limarí, on the edge of the Atacama Desert in...

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Production

The Dom Vineyard is located in the Metropolitan Region, in a transversal mountain chain belonging to the Coastal Range. The vineyard is planted on a gentle, south-facing slope and therefore receives much less sunshine in the summer, making it cooler. Further up the slope there is abundant very old native vegetation. The area is quite windy in the afternoons because of its proximity to the Maipo river gorge. All of these factors make this vineyard a cooler place than the rest of Maipo. The grapes therefore ripen more slowly, producing fresher and more elegant wines. The soil is on a slope of colluvial origin broken up by very stony layers. These have been formed because high up, in some parts of the hills, there are cliffs with fractured rocks that fall to the base and rest there, forming a soil with very angular stones. This soil is ideal because of its low fertility, which naturally controls the growth and production of grapes, resulting in very high quality. The harvest began in the first week in April, when this variety had reached the optimum phenolic ripeness. The clusters were later very carefully selected, then destemmed and selected. The fermentation took place in small stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. The maceration occurred after the alcoholic fermentation. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for ten months.

Tasting notes

Concentrated Merlot with rich dark fruit and mocha notes. The palate has crunchy red cherry and plum fruit with fine grain tannins. It’s fine and elegant with a long, moreish finish.

Food match

Try with lamb asado, peppered steak or Cajun spiced dishes.

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