Alè de Merlot 2013

17,00

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.

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Description

ORIGIN

Protected Geographical Indication IGP Vi de la Terra de Mallorca.

TYPE OF WINE

Red

VARIETY/IES

100 % Merlot

On the nose, this variety brings hints of red berries, smoky aromas, hides and chocolates. This variety of grape gives the wine vigorous colors and endures well the ageing. It also gives the wine body and structure, with soft and elegant tannins, accompanied by hints of honey or dates.

YEAR

  1. Temperatures that year were somewhat lower than those of other years, as well as the rainfall level. It was a rather dry year, which could have affected the quality of the grape. However, it was offset by timely drip irrigation, resulting in a balanced harvest for a limited production. The final result was a full-bodied wine of optimum acidity.

Production process(growing and winemaking)

Hand-selected grapes collected in the vineyards of the Son Dagueta farm in Porreres (Majorca). Grapes are harvested in 15-20-kg boxes so to prevent overpressures and squeezing. They are immediately taken to the cellar, where they are stored in a cold chamber under 5º C for 24-48 hours before the winemaking in order to control the temperature, from the reception until the end of the cycle, and prevent early or uncontrolled fermentation. Traditional winemaking methods without adding yeast or lactic acid bacteria. Ecological and biodynamic production (according to DEMETER standards). Fermentation and ageing at controlled temperature.

AGEING

12-15 months in a new French oak barrel. At least 15 months in a bottle.

Sensory analysis

Visual: Purplish-red with some violet touch.

Nose: Marked aromaticity which reminds of red berries, such as plums, accompanied by some subtle floral nuances of roses and violets.

The smoky and earthy notes reveal its barrel ageing.

Palate: Soft and slightly acidic on the palate. Elaborated tannins. A well-structured and balanced wine. It is a harmonious wine, sweet and with outstanding finesse. Long and elegant aftertaste.

Serving temperature: 15 – 17 degrees approximately.

Pairing and harmony: Red meats, casseroles and stews, cold meats and cured cheeses, mostly.

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