Alè de Merlot 2016

18,00

Barrel-aged red wine

Grape variety: Merlot

0.75 l bottle

IMPORTANT: Minimum order 1 box (6 bottles). Please, make sure you always order full boxes.

Description

Origin

IGP Vi de la Terra Mallorca.

Type of Wine

Red

Year

2016

The temperatures this year were very mild. It was a very dry year which could have affected the quality of the grapes but drip irrigation was used, so a balanced harvest was obtained, obtaining wines with good body and acidity, predicting a long-lived wine.

Winemaking Process

Handpicked and selected grapes from our vineyards situated in Porreres (Mallorca – the Balearic Islands). Grapes are collected in individual crates with a capacity of 15-20 kg. and immediately transported to the winery where they are cooled for 24-48 hours to under 5ᵒ C to avoid premature fermentation.

Traditional winemaking methods without the addition of yeasts or bacteria (following the DEMETER INTERNATIONAL standards). Fermentation and keeping at controlled temperatures.

12 – 15 months in new French oak barrels. At least 15 months aging in bottle.

Tasting Notes

Visual: reddish-purple with some violet reflections, medium intensity – high.

Nose: aromatic and intense, with aromas of red and black fruits, spicy and earthy. Subtle nuances of violet are also appreciated. Afterwards, a slightly smoky and roasted note contributed by the barrel aging.

Palate: perfect balance of the wine is confirmed, with concentrated ripe and spicy black fruits, supported by an integrated structure of tannins and a balanced acidity. Seamless integration of oak aging is confirmed.

Service Temperature: 15 – 17 C approximately.

Pairing: red meats, stews, sausages and cured cheeses.

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