2018 Alicanto Merlot, Vina Maola, Central Valley, Chile
This lovely Merlot has a complex nose of ripe black cherries and spiced fruitcake, with earthy notes. The palate is soft, smooth, easy-going, with enticing fruity flavours of plums and currants.
The name Alicantos comes from the name for mythological birds that live in the caves and mines of Chile and bring luck to those who dicover them. The wine is sourced from vineyard sites in the Central Valley at 600m.