Technical Sheet Miguel Merino
Type of Wine: Red
Brand: Miguel Merino old vineyard
Grape variety: Tempranillo
Bottle type: Bordeaux
Capacity (cl): 75
Graduation (% vol.): 13,50
Cellar: Miguel Merino
Regions: Denomination of Origin Rioja
Barrel type: French and American Oak
Permanence in Barrel: 15 months
Operating temperature : 16º-18º C.
Population: Moreda de Álava
The grapes are harvested by hand in 15 kg plastic boxes. Subsequently they are deposited cluster by cluster on the selection table. Neither pre nor post macerate: we carry out a controlled fermentation in small stainless steel tanks in which we try to respect all the nuances and subtleties of our grapes. Malolactic fermentation takes place in new barrels. Almost two years in 23 Murúa barrels, mostly new, made up of American oak staves and French oak lids. The wine was racked every six months, filling each barrel monthly to overflow with the same came to reduce oxidation.
Tasting Notes Miguel Merino young vines
Pickled cherry, maroon trim, high cape.Smell:Powerful nose, aromas from ripe black fruit, with fine spicy nuances (cocoa) and roasted. Perfectly polished, fatty and perfectly rounded tannins. Powerful, long aftertaste with personality.