Crushed & Cured

Espinos y Cardos, Los Espinos Merlot Reserva, Central Valley, Chile, 2021


This is simply outstanding wine for the money, soft super-juicy ripe plummy fruit and a long full-flavoured finish. This easy-drinking wine comes from Chile's renowned Valle Central region, where long hot days are followed by cool nights. This temperature difference ensures the grapes ripen slowly, so they develop maximum flavour.

Cold maceration at 10°C for 4 days. Classic alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 28-30°C to preserve aromas and flavour.

Country: Chile 

Region: Central Valley 

Vintage: 2021

Grape Variety: Merlot 90%, Carménère

ABV: 13%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Espino y Cardos