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1 bottle of Melchum, El Caporal 25.36oz (750ml) 13.6% alc. Vol


Melchum, El Caporal 25.36oz (750ml)

  • Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:

    Vinos Melchum’s entry-level blend ‘El Caporal” delivers a level of seriousness that sets stage for what you can expect from this estate. An uncommon blend of Nebbiolo, Merlot, and Tempranillo, finds a balance in the glass that is surprising given the typical presentation of these three varietals. Vivacious dark berry notes coming from the Nebbiolo share space in the nose with smooth and bright highlights of strawberries and plum skin coming from the Merlot and high register veins of cherry and crushed herbs coming from the Tempranillo. In the mouth the wine is generous, withholding nothing and filling the mouth with a constellation of dark purple berries, bright red fruits and persistent but smooth and elegant tannins.

    The term “El Caporal “ comes from Spanish and is used to describe the person in charge of a group the cowboys who cared for the cattle on the haciendas in the days of old. Gaby and Daniel chose it as the name for this wine to honor Daniel’s father who held this position at the farm where Daniel was born.

    1,200 cases made 

    Drinking window: upon release for 7 years

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  • Blend:

    50% Nebbiolo, 25% Tempranillo, 25% Merlot

  • Producer:

    Hacienda Guadalupe 

  • Winemaker:

    Daniel Lonnberg - Chilean by birth lives in Mexico

  • Vineyards:

     - Valle de San Vicente: (Nebbiolo and Tempranillo) planted from 1998-2006 in a site with bright red clay based soils rich in minerals at an elevation of 300 ft. 

    - Valle de Guadalupe: (Merlot) Estate vines planted in 2006 in sandy soils at an elevation of 950ft. 

  • Winemaking:

    Fermented with the skins for 7 days in stainless steel tanks before being racked into new french oak barrels and aged for 5 months. 

    Sulfites: 30 ppm 

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