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Merula 2012

Merula

2012
Penedès (Spain)

Do you fancy a glass of red wine? How about a really good Merlot? Let's say it should be juicy, arom...

10.95

/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Merula 2012

Type

Wine Red Young Crianza

Wine region

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

14.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2012

Review

Do you fancy a glass of red wine? How about a really good Merlot? Let's say it should be juicy, aromatic, delicate and harmonious, right? It seems a lot to ask for, but it isn't. You'll find it all and much more besides in a bottle of Merula.

This wondrous wine comes from the Llengua Llarga parcel, on the Mas Sapera estate, 600 metres high. There, the Merlot variety offers very low yields and grows in a cool environment, accumulating aromas and gaining in balance. The parcel is usually harvested during the last fortnight of October, after maturation has occurred slowly until the attainment of succulent grapes with concentrated flavours and smooth skins. Knowing the meticulous care taken by the producers, Pere and Toni, and having visited the estate that gives rise to these Merlot grapes, one can understand perfectly well how such delicacy comes about, but if Pontons is too far away and you can't get to visit the DG Viticultors vineyards, then enjoy a glass of this charming Merlot instead.

The pomegranate and blackberry aromas intermingle with subtle oak and spice nuances in a wine that's a paradigm of elegance and balance. It's a powerful aroma, toasty, hinting at chocolate, fruit in liqueur, liquorice and incense. On the palate it's juicy, delicately spicy and has very rounded tannins. It gently caresses the inside of the mouth, and moves through elegantly taking us to a fresh, long and very pleasant finish.

Food pairing

Cured cheeses / Meat rice dishes / Grilled meat

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14ºC and 16ºC

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by: Pierluigi Reverberi (21/03/2018) - Vintage 2012

Vino pieno ed equilibrato

Vino pieno ed equilibrato, dal buon aroma e un sapore tondo, leggermente amaro; perché acquisti appieno il suo valore va aperto con congruo anticipo. La gradazione è adeguata (14 gradi), presenta un ottimo rapporto fra la qualità e il prezzo.

by: G. Mertens (13/03/2017) - Vintage 2009

Mature grapes

Nice colour. The aromas of coffee and toffee predominate. A clear plum flavor. I accompanied the 2009 with steamed vegetables and nice veal meat.

by: Eva (17/11/2016) - Vintage 2009

Fresquisimo

Todo los vinos que dicen estar elaborados con uvas de viñedos plantados a cierta elevación suelen atraerme, porque me gustan mucho lo vinos ágiles, frescos, que sean fáciles de beber. Siendo del Penedès y una uva como la merlot tenía mis dudas y me sorprendió muy agradablemente. Y por unos diez euros, ¡châpeau! Sin complicaciones --que no sencillo--, y además lo pude comprar hace poco, con lo que la añada 2009 tenía mucho tiempo en botella, algo no fácil de encontrar en general.