Aniello - 006 Merlot 2018

006 Merlot 2020

Aniello

This grape has to be the unsung hero of Patagonia, where Merlot is capable of expressing sublime purity and superb varietal definition. This is a wonderful example with a directness on the nose that screams blueberries, plums and blackcurrants. The texture is super-soft without verging on ‘soupy’, with luscious, velvet-esque tannins and gentle balancing acidity. The wine spends 12 months in used French barrels to give it a little more openness but is otherwise all about the fruit, fruit, fruit! A brilliant introduction to Patagonian Merlot.      

90/100 Tim Atkin’s Argentina Report 2023 (2022 vintage)

92/100 Decanter South American Merlot Tasting 2024 (2022 vintage)