Santa Rita 120 Merlot 2014, Central Valley, Chile

Country: Chile

Colour / Style: Red

Alternative selection for: Episode 9

As recommended by: Joe Fattorini

I love this wine. It’s exactly what a Chilean Merlot should be, soft and rounded with a touch of capsicum (from the Merlot) and redcurrant (from being Chilean). There’s also the heritage of Bernardo O’Higgins and the ‘120’ in the wine’s cellar. Chill this slightly, and serve with light, informal dishes like a mid-week paella.