With an intense red color, it presents notes of cherry and plum, combined with nuances of chocolate, mocha coffee and spices. Bacalhôa Merlot is full in the mouth, it has matured fruit combined with elegant, but firm, tannins which gives it a complex and very persistent structure. This wine has a great ageing potential.
Fully produced with the Merlot grape variety of vineyards of Azeitão. These clay-limestone soils, in the transition from the slopes of the Arrábida foothills to the sandy plain, and the climatic conditions of this terroir, allow the grapes of this variety to be obtained with a strong local personality. In 2019, a year with normal maturation, the Merlot grapes were harvested in the second week of September. The end of the alcoholic fermentation and the malolactic fermentation took place in French oak barrels, which contributed to an excellent integration of the aromas and flavors of the grape and the wood. The subsequent prolonged maturation in the same barrels ensured a complementary organoleptic complexity.