Viña La Ronciere Licantén Merlot 2018
The Viña La Ronciere Licantén Merlot is a mellow and complex red wine made from slow-ripening grapes located by the sea in the Licantén D.O.; one of only four new DOs recognised in 2018, for its unique terroir. Viña La Ronciere is the only producer in this sub-region of the Curicó Valley. They grow the grapes for this wine at Idahue Estate, where they combine traditional methods with precision techniques to produce fresh, coastal and terroir-driven red wines. Matured for 10 months in French oak the Licantén Merlot displays an intense concentration of fruit, with aromas of blackberries and spice. The palate is generous and deep, with a perfect acid balance and structure. It has a graceful, lengthy finish.