Merlot is a an early ripening red variety, with origins from western France.
The grapes for Vlassides Merlot come from the vineyard at Karamanos area, in Kilani.
The wine matures for one year in oak barrels and one year in the bottle.
With the potential to mature for an additional six to seven years.
Best served at 16-18°C.
Sandy Clay Loam
The harvest for Merlot takes place at the end of August or at the beginning of September, depending on the vintage. The extraction of phenolic substances lasts from seven to ten days. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine matures in French oak barrels for twelve months.
- Aromatic notes of cherry, plum, eucalyptus, chocolate and vanilla create a sense of tasteful calmness.
- Medium to a full body, medium acidity, soft tannins, medium to long aftertaste.
- Potential of ageing from 6 to 7 years.
2017 Harvest Information:
October until July
18,5°C – (8/2017)
29°C – (8/2017)