€ 29,00 – € 40,00
Pure Merlot, vibrant, perfect expression of the tuffaceous and clay soil of its cru surrounding the Templar fortress. Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months, Americo is round and well structured with an intense and complex aroma evolving over time.
The 2018 growing season began with a mild January with little rainfall, followed by a very rainy February with rainfall levels above the average which helped in replenishing ground water reserves in the soil after the previous year drought. The beginning of March was marked by freezing air which led to a delayed bud break. Relatively hot temperatures and dry conditions persisted throughout the month of April with temperatures above seasonal average, while ample rainfall characterized the months of May and June. Summer brought average temperatures and scattered rain showers, then beautiful sunny days and excellent temperature swings from daytime heat to nighttime coolness during the month of September allowed Merlot grapes to achieve high aromatic potential and excellent phenolic ripeness.
An intense ruby red in color, the wine distinguished itself by its enveloping and strong character. On the nose, Americo reveals complexity and offers a rich bouquet of spicy notes and hints of cinchona, nutmeg, crunchy plum and ripe black cherry well integrated with notes of leather and dried beech bark. On the palate, it’s fresh with velvety tannins along with a pleasant acidity that accompany a long finish.
This wine is the perfect pairing for a delicate game recipe, deer chop with herbs, roe deer with wild berries sauce, grilled pork, sliced beef with rosemary.