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Gouguenheim Winery
Merlot Estaciones del Valle

Seventy kilometers from the city of Mendoza, in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, lays one of the best kept secrets in the Uco Valley, the Gouguenheim Winery. Several geographical and climate elements define our unique terroir. In a region that has a desert climate, water from the snow of the Andes Mountains is carried by irrigation channels, through the alluvial, sandy soils. There is also a vast temperature difference between day and night (16 º C).

Gouguenheim wines develop great colors, aromas and flavours, with round tannins. The grapes come from our 98 acres vineyard, located in the Uco Valley, which is over 3.600 feet above see level. This region has a desert climate with 320 days of sun exposure a year and big temperature amplitude between day and night that reaches 30°F in summer. These exceptional conditions allow a perfect ripening of the grapes.


Owner: Patricio Gouguenheim
Website: http://gouguenheim.com.ar/?lang=en
Winemaker: Patricio Gouguenheim
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Merlot

Vineyard Location: Uco Valley, Argentina
Elevation: 3,600 ft.
Vines/Acre: 98 acres
Soil: Alluvial, sandy soils

Vinification
15 days of fermentation between 25 – 28 ºC.

Aging Process
Aging occurs in American and French oak, for during 4 to 6 months.

Tasting Notes
Color: Dark ruby color
Bouquet: Red and black fruits, such as cherries and blackberries, with red currants.
Flavor: Rich flavors and lots of fruits in the mouth. It has a good balance and a long finish.

Alcohol Content: 14.0%
Residual Sugar: 2.59%
Serving Temperature: 65°F