Tilia Merlot is a beautiful, rich Merlot from the Mendoza region of Argentina. Tilia is the Latin name for the Linden tree. The estate is owned by the Catena Family, and Tilia wines are made at Bodegas Esmeralda in the Eastern region of Mendoza. They are made by Leopoldo Kuschnaroff, winemaker and viticulturist in charge of all Catena family vineyards in Eastern Mendoza. The grapes for this Merlot were sourced from sustainably farmed vineyard sites in both the Eastern and Southern regions with elevations ranging from 1,968 to 3,937 feet above sea level.
Tilia Merlot offers aromas of juicy black cherries and black plums with hints of sweet spice and vanilla. On the palate the wine is soft and elegant with black cherry and plum flavors and fine, supple tannins. It was aged for 6 months in 225L oak barriques, 10% new.
Enjoy Tilia Merlot with veal chops, roast pork, creamy pastas and aged cheeses.