Ardiles Priorat Merum Priorati Spain 2014
Per bottle £18.49
- Brand Merum
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 14.50%
- Vintage 2007
- Country Spain
- Country Region Priorat
- Grape Variety Carignan
- Closure Cork
Intro to Priorat Ardiles Merum –
Priorat Merum Ardiles from Spain is a hunky and complex red and is deep and moody yet with vibrancy and elegance that is remarkable for such a powerful wine.
Full tasting note and wine making –
Priorat Merum Ardiles is deep and powerful yet elegant with sweet mulberry fruit surrounded by herbal notes of thyme and fennel and underpinned with a hint of vanilla. The very ripe, fine tannins allow the sweet, juicy fruit to dominate but with the seriousness of leather, tobacco and coffee notes adding complexity. The Garnacha, Carinena, Shiraz and Cabernet grapes are harvested from a combination of premium vineyard sites, of both old and new vines. The fruit is fermented in open top fermenters each variety is matured separately for 12 months in a combination of both new and older French oak barriques.
The producer –
Located in eastern Priorat in one of the wildest, most rugged terrains, where few vines thrive and those that do produce less than 1 kg of grapes per vine. Vineyards here are not measured in hectares but by numbers of vines planted due to extreme terracing and contours on these stunning mountainsides. There isn’t what you’d call soil more just a carpet of broken black slate called Licorella. In these radical conditions 5 grape varieties thrive on the merum estate: Garnacha, Carinena, Syrah, Cabernet and Merlot. A project founded in 2004 by two Catalan families, the wine making side is overseen by oenologist Australian Don Lewis and his collaborator Narelle King with much Spanish experience.
Drink with –
This wine is great when matched with slow-cooked shoulder of lamb, or rabbit braised with olive and herbs.
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Non UK Mainland addresses
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