2016 PERINET MERIT
Merit is an expression of Llicorella, the Priorat soil in the glass. A blend from mostly Merlot and Syrah, with a touch of Garnatxa and Carinyena to add complexity and structure to the wine.
The grapes are handpicked at an earlier stage, the first fruit to reach peak ripeness created by the hot days of summer. All lots are cold-soaked for 5 days before beginning their fermentation in stainless steel tanks. The carbonic maceration technique is used for 20 days to reach optimum flavour and soft tannin extraction. The wine is aged for 1 year in stainless steel tanks to build a rounded mouthfeel from the lees. The intent is to express fruitiness with no influence of oak, showcasing the aromas of the iron and minerality of the soil. This wine is unfined and unfiltered.
The Merlot and Syrah for this wine come from Perinet’s estate vineyard Mas Vell, which is planted south of the winery with full sun exposure maximizing potential ripeness for the grapes. Mas Vell sits at a higher elevation which allows for open canopy exposure and cooling winds to retain acidity in the grapes. The Garnatxa and Carinyena come from the Mas d’en Xes estate vineyard which is planted behind the winery and forms a natural amphitheatre near the base of the Montsant mountain range.
Bright deep ruby colour, medium layer and intensity. On the nose juicy red cherry, black liquorice, cocoa powder, fennel seed, tobacco and slate. On the palate performs a friendly tannin structure with a luscious and bright acidity showcasing notes of fleshy black cherry, strawberry preserve, and crushed stone minerality that lingers on the palate.
Appellation: DOQ Priorat
Production: 2.833 cases
Alc. Vol.: 14,5 %
Presentation: 75 cl · 150 cl