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Licanten Merlot Idahue Estate La Ronciere 2018

Licanten Merlot Idahue Estate La Ronciere 2018

A mellow and complex Merlot, made from slow-ripening grapes located by the sea in Licantén D.O. – one of only four new DOs recognised in 2018, for its unique terroir. Viña La Ronciere is the only producer in this sub-region of the Curicó Valley. They grow the grapes for this wine at Idahue Estate, where they combine traditional methods with precision techniques to produce fresh, coastal and terroir-driven red wines.

"A complex, mellow Merlot from Licantén – a cool coastal oasis for terroir-driven reds in Chile. Generous and deep with perfect acidic balance and structure. "

  • Merlot
  • ABV 14.0%
  • Drink now / lay down
    2018 - 2026
  • Cork
  • Dry
  • Vegan

“Mid crimson. Lots of intense fruit which tastes as though the grapes were small, like the rainfall. Masses of flavour packed in here! See this recent wine of the week from the same producer. Long. VGV (very good value).”

Jancis Robinson,

November 2023

“A classic Chilean merlot with a soft texture, intense black fruit and a long, supple finish.”

Will Lyons (The Sunday Times)

October 2023


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Viña La Ronciere was founded in 1949, but only much later in 2017 did they started their venture at Idahue Estate. This project pioneered grape growing in cooler Licanten, a coastal sub-region of Curico Valley, in view of the changing climate.
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Chilean Wine

The quality and availability of Chilean wines have flourished in the last twenty years. While wine consumers worldwide enjoy the easy-drinking charm of Chile’s inexpensive fruity wines, Chile’s wine producers have higher aspirations too, to make stylish, complex wines expressive of their unique origins, wines with a tangible ‘sense of place’, a notion the Europeans call terroir.
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