Merum Priorati Inici 2016

Red Crianza wine Merum Priorati Priorat (Spain) Grenache, Carignan, Syrah y Cabernet Sauvignon 5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente Based on 1 review Price: 17.40 € VAT incl. 0.75 L bottle
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Details for Merum Priorati Inici 2016

Type:
Red Crianza wine
Producer:
Merum Priorati
Wine region:
Priorat (Spain)
Grape varieties:
Grenache, Carignan, Syrah y Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle:
0.75 L
Alcohol content:
15,0%

Merum Priorati Inici 2016
Front and back

Review:

The Merum Priorati winery offers a range of three red wines whose labels really do set out its objectives: Inici (the Catalan for 'beginning'), Destí ('destiny') and El Cel ('the sky' or 'heaven'). For this company, like for so many producers who intend their wines to be a true reflection of origin, something which can seem obvious to us but isn't always so easy to achieve, the earth is of paramount importance. As we're in the Priorat, the protagonist here is the 'llicorella', the slate, poor in nutrients and good for drainage, which forces the roots to descend to great depths in search of water and results in the favourably slow ripening of the grapes. It's the llicorella that conducts the orchestra in this wine, with the Garnacha (60%) playing first violin, accompanied harmoniously by the Cariñena (15%), Syrah (15%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%).

We should take this wine Inici as the first movement for getting acquainted with the essence of the Priorat, from the perspective of a singular wine that has its own personality yet makes its place of origin patently clear, and for enjoying a wine in which, although some of the Garnacha features are predominant, the most important element is the composition's great balance. Inici is a delicate Priorat —within the usual potency of this denomination's wines— and citrusy, refreshing on the nose, with crunchy fruit and nerve, meaty on the palate. It's accessible in its youth, with lovely ripe tannins, but don't forget to open it in good time or decant it, in order to get rid of any first reductive notes which may appear on uncorking the bottle, only to give way immediately to intense aromas of red woodland fruits, raspberries, redcurrants, notes of dried herbs, eucalyptus and the odd hint of an old tome's yellowing pages— such remarkable complexity for a wine in this price range. It conceals a slightly dusty undertone of dry earth, yet without any rusticity and quite the contrary, refined, which emphasises even more the soil's minerality and the delightful balance with the fruit's creaminess and sweetness. As we pointed out at the beginning, the llicorella is the protagonist, the one calling the tune, although to its credit, the voice that's singing loud and clear is the Garnacha.

Food Pairing:
Partridge / dishes with truffles / magret of duck / eggs / cheeses / stewed meats with mushrooms / meats cooked on hot stone / to enjoy on its own / with a good book
Tasting:
Colour:
Ripe Picota cherry red / intense / clean / bright
Bouquet:
Fresh / fruit aromas / red fruit / balanced / mineral
Palate:
Fleshy / structured / ripe tannins / good acidity / red fruit / forest fruits / bilberries / redcurrant / aniseed notes / long finish / elegant
Recommendations:
Optimum serving temperature:
Between 16ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews of Merum Priorati Inici 2016

5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente 5.0 /5 (Based on 1 review)

5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente5.0 de 5 estrellas. Basado en 1 opiniones de cliente Excelente | by: Tere 17 September 2019

Excelente vino maridado con cualquier tipo de comida. Siempre con un grado óptimo de frescor. La compañía también ayuda mucho

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Merum Priorati

Merum Priorati
* Merum Priorati

Priorat, Spain

Lying outside the town of Porrera, to the east of the Priorat region, the vineyards of Merum Priorati enjoy all the attributes that this spectacular terrain can muster: steeply rugged mountain slopes opening up to reveal pockets of vines, seemingly clinging to but firmly entrenched in the famous fragmented slate...

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