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006 Riverside Estate Merlot

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Tasting Notes

006 Merlot is made with 100% estate-owned, sustainably-farmed grapes. The name 006 derives from the cadastral nomenclature of the estate: one of the few vineyards in Argentina (if not the only) located next to an actual flowing river. Indeed, the image on the label depicts all of the elements of the varied alluvial-type soils that characterize the vineyard.

An ‘outstanding merlot’, as described by James Suckling, displaying a rich texture of black plums and blackcurrants, along with ripe tannins and minerality. Full bodied with a bright finish. Merlot is best paired with hearty dishes, such as grilled or roasted meats with a side of grilled vegetables.

Bodega Aniello is a young project started in 2010 in the Mainque district of the Upper Rio Negro Valley region of Patagonia. the 006 property was the first acquired, followed by another property purchased more recently for a total of 55 hectares. The first commercial vintage was 2013 but the wines are already receiving great accolades.

006 Merlot 2014 was rated 91 points by the James Suckling who describes is as ‘clearly an outstanding Merlot’.



Bodega Aniello




100% Merlot

Location of Vineyards

Upper Rio Negro Valley, Mainque' (Patagonia)


350mt asl


Block 16 is sandy-loamy; Block 10 is sandy-stony of alluvial formation

Type of Cultivation



Grapes are harvested by hand then they go through a cold maceration for three days. Fermentation takes place in small concrete tanks in a slow, temperature-controlled process. Both indigenous and selected yeasts are used. Malolactic fermentation also takes place in tanks.


30% of the wine is aged in used oak for 12 months.

Alcohol Content



Federico Moreira