Opera Prima Merlot 2013
Can be served on its own or with red meat, roasts, meat with sauces and with cheeses.
This Opera Prima Merlot is a very attractive wine in the visual phase because of its purple hue, with high intensity.
Balsamic, clean and crisp aroma, characteristic of the varietal, blended with black fruit. The palate presents a velvety meeting, well balanced with a young character and noted for the acidity present in the wine.
With the intention of developing a young and very fresh wine we set the harvest date based on the most ideal characteristics for the development of a young wine, and on our vines we find the ideal acidity and sugar balance.
Before beginning fermentation the already ground grape is kept at 10°C for 48 hours in order to extract, in the absence of alcohol, the terpene components producing the characteristic aromas of this varietal as well as the anthocyanins responsible for its bluish and deep red colors.
The alcoholic fermentation takes place with oxygenated maceration below 25°C in order to preserve the aromatic potential. Delestage is done to force the extraction of polyphenols and accentuate the varietal character at the end of fermentation and it is then devatted, cooling the wine must to 20ºC to perform a slow malolactic fermentation.
After light clarification and subsequent decanting it is stabilized at negative temperatures and bottled.
Prices & awards
- Concurso de Calidad de Vinos de la D.O. Mancha 2010 – Medalla de Oro
- International Wine and Spirit Competition 2012 – Silver medal