Aresti Trisquel Series 'Altitud' Merlot 2018
Powerful, upfront Merlot from high altitude vineyards.
Dark, baked earthy notes on the nose. On the palate, there is a balance in the level of tannins and acidity which reinforce the flavours of dark fruits, chocolate, coffee and oak, whilst black cherry and plum comes through on the finish.
Aresti is a family-owned winery founded in 1951, when Vicente Aresti and his father-in-law Alfredo López established the winery in Chile's Curicó Valley. Today, Vincente's daughters Begoña and Ana María Aresti López carry on what he started, and run what is now one of Chile's most successful and well-regarded wineries.
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