To produce the Merlot Reserva Los Espinos Espinos y Cardos cold maceration at 10°C for 4 days takes place. Classic alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 28-30°C to preserve aromas and flavour.
From selected vineyard sites across Chile’s Central Valley. The cooling influences of the Andes and the Humboldt current together with the diurnal temperature difference here allows for slow ripening so that the grapes develop maximum flavour.
Espinos y Cardos is located between the mountains and the sea where looks to craft subtle and pure expressions of classic international varieties from its two ranges. Focused on vineyards in Casablanca and Curico, Los Espinos combines cutting edge winemaking with regional typicity to provide a range that is at the beating heart of the country. Santa Macarena is a testament to the individuality and intrigue that so many Chilean wine drinkers are yet to discover. Amazing fruit, grown in the Leyda region 5km from the ocean, so close you can smell it, crafted into a unique expression of the enigmatic Pinot Noir that clearly demonstrates the real quality that lives in this land.