2015 PERINET MERIT
Merit is an expression of Licorella, 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 stored in a cold room (half de-stemmed and half whole cluster), and the berries are transferred to stainless steel tanks for alcoholic fermentation through carbonic maceration. With this technique, the grapes express their maximum aromatic potential, and only the softest tannins are extracted. The ageing also takes place in stainless steel for one year on the natural lees, helping to achieve roundness and texture. A percentage of the wine is also aged in second-year oak barrels that have previously aged the best estate Grenache and Carignan to produce the Perinet flagship blend. This wine expresses the pure essence of Priorat’s licorella slate soil. Its high iron content yields fleshy and mineral-driven aromatics, giving way to black fruits and cherry blossoms with age.
The Merit blocks are the first to be harvested at Perinet. They are the most fruit-forward grapes from the coolest areas of the estate vineyards. The combination of the Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache and Carignan grapes from young-vine blocks creates a mouth-filling wine with vibrancy and complexity. The grape selection allows for smooth tannin maturation with fresh acidity.
The red fruit of the syrah and merlot varieties are harmonized with the spicy part of a young cabernet sauvignon so that during the reductive aging in stainless and without the influence of the oak, show the side of a younger, cheerful and easy priorat entry level. The stainless rounds and softens the three varieties and maintains his juvenile character.
Appellation: DOQ Priorat
Production: 12.000 bot.
Presentation: 75 cl · 150cl
Alc. Vol.: 15 %
C. Sauvignon 38 %
Syrah 30 %