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INDIVIDO MERLOT & CABERNET SAUVIGNON

DESCRIPTION
Bordeaux-style red, a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this Meritage wine is one of those that have traditionally been a feature of Moldova. The blending shares and methods have been thoroughly developed for decades. During the Soviet Union times, the communist party leaders preferred Moldovan Meritage reds to famous Bordeaux wines, mostly because they refused to pay more for the same quality, called then “Moldovan expression of Bordeaux wines”.

ORIGIN AND CHARACTER OF THE SOIL
PGI Valul lui Traian, Moldova’s sunniest region with Mediterranean influence. Vineyards located on hills, at altitude 250-300m (820-980ft), receiving maximum exposure to sunlight.
Soil: black earth, grey earth, reddish brown earth

GRAPE VARIETY 
Merlot 55%
Cabernet Sauvignon 45%

VINIFICATION
The grapes are hand-picked from selected vineyards. Fermented in oak vats and aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels.

COLOR
Deep ruby

TASTING NOTES
Red blend with intense aroma of cherry, strawberry and blackberry. Light bodied with notes of forest fruits and vanilla, medium finish with shades of smoke and cooked prunes.

ALCOHOL
14.5%

FOOD PAIRING
The wine pairs perfectly with grilled or stewed beef, lamb, or other roasted meat dishes. May very nicely complement a cheese assortment, lasagna and spaghetti. Recommended to be served at room temperature 16-18ºС (60-65 F).

Winery: Chateau Vartely

MERLOT & CABERNET SAUVIGNON

PGI Valul lui Traian