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Chloe Wine Collection releases single-vineyard Merlot

Published 02 August 2017

Livermore, California-based Chloe Wine Collection has launched a new wine made exclusively from single-vineyard Merlot grapes grown in the San Lucas Estate Vineyard in Monterey County.

The wine-maker states that the unique weather variations in California (temperature difference between day and night) help in producing high quality and complex Bordeaux varietals.

The soil at the vineyard is claimed to be ideal for water regulation, which results in a small batch of concentrated berries that give out intense aromas and robust flavours.

Wine, thus made from the merlot grapes is aged for 12 months in 50% new French and American oak barrels. The aging process can give out flavours of fresh-picked blackberries, black cherry and plum along with delicate notes of vanilla, mocha and spice.

Chloe Merlot is claimed to be a well-balanced wine with a silky finish that lingers on the tongue. This wine is said to go well with rosemary and oregano pork chops or apricot-mustard glazed chicken.

Chloe Wine Collection developer and winemaker Georgetta Dane said: "Chloe wines are crafted with exceptional fruit sourced from prized vineyards, and we are thrilled to introduce the first single vineyard varietal within the collection.

"Chloe Merlot is a complex, sensuous wine with delicious flavors, ideal for celebrating memorable occasions."

Chloe marketing director Kimberly Fabbri said: "The addition of the new Merlot to the portfolio demonstrates the success of the Chloe Wine Collection and its commitment to excellence.

"We are thrilled with our ability to offer our another premium varietal, especially one which adds a new AVA to the collection."

Image: Chloe Wine Collection launches new single-vineyard wine. Photo: Courtesy of Chloe Wine Collection/PRNewswire.