"The color of the 2013 Felino Merlot looked a bit developed. The fruit is from Maipú and Luján de Cuyo and was fermented in stainless-steel tanks. In the Feline line all the wines are partly fermented in well-seasoned barrels. The nose is quite fruit-driven, ripe with aromas of plums and tobacco leaves, and it also shows some evolution, developing some tertiary notes. The palate is juicy, with very fine tannins that are soft and polished, ready to drink. The nose develops an acute note of thyme with... time! 35,880 bottles produced." –August 2015
This 100% Merlot is hand-picked from vineyards in Luján de Cuyo and Tupungato in the Valle de Uco and carefully crafted by winemaker Paul Hobbs. The juice is fermented with selected and native yeasts in 8 to 18 ton closed-top, stainless steel fermenters, followed by native malolactic fermentation in barrel (5 months to completion). The wine ages 8 months in American and French oak barrels (20% new) and is bottled unfined.