Viña la Ronciere 'Licantén' Merlot 2017

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Viña la Ronciere ‘Licantén’ Merlot 2017

Curicó, Chile

La Ronciere began in 1949 with the Orueta’s dedication to making high quality wines. Operating throughout Chile’s Central Valley with 740 acres undervine, the family has remained focused on small, controlled productions without industrialization. The third generation of the Orueta family works alongside winemaker Juan A. Muñoz to continue to cultivate and refine their wines.

Located 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean, La Ronciere’s ambitious 500 acre Idahue Estate is their vision for the future. Prevailing coastal breezes, abundant sunshine, and rolling hills of ancient soils culminate in a privileged climatic and geological landscape. Years of research and a forward-looking approach drove the successful effort that saw Licanten granted D.O. status in 2018. The region’s potential is just being unlocked, and already the wines speak for themselves in a recognizable way, managing concentration and nuance in an expressly vibrant manner.

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of black plum permeate from this deep ruby Merlot. Dry and tannic in the mouth, high concentrations of oak are balanced with natural acidity.

Pair it With:

Merlot is a great wine to play with because it matches a wide variety of foods so don’t be afraid to experiment. For this style think rack of lamb, roast veal, filet mignon with peppercorn red wine sauce, or braised meats with chimichurri sauce to complement the wine’s boisterous fruit notes.

Grape Varieties:

85% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 7% Syrah


10 months in French oak

Farming Methods:

Sustainably certified


Diverse soils derived from metamorphic rock

Alcohol Content:


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