This is a unique Merlot fortified wine produced by following the vinification technique for fortified wines. The must has been partially fermented, to which wine alcohol has since been added in the same aging barrel thus achieving a stable wine par excellence, rich in sugars and high alcohol content. Annually, since 1993, small quantities have been produced and aged in 225 litre barrels following the criaderas and soleras method that characterizes the great fortified wines of Jerez. This is why we can speak of a wine that is a solera wine. Supplied in 50cl bottles.
– Alcohol content: 19% Vol.
– Total acidity: 6.2 g/l (tartaric)
– Residual sugar: 150 mgr/L
– Total sulphur dioxide: 94 mg/L
“Dark, slightly reddish amber. The nose is an aromatic festival due to its quantity, clarity and complexity. There are toasted notes from aging in the barrel, notes of rancio wine combined with very ripe forest fruits and blackberries as well as dried figs, dried peach and roasted hazelnuts. The palate is moderately dense and not too sweet – definitely not cloying – with a significant perception of the 19 o alcohol approaching it to the finest Jerez brandies, hints of a refreshing acidity and a long, almost undying, finish, in which the nuances, toasting and fruit come to a sweet end.” (Tasting notes compiled by Joan Nebot, Wine Reviewer).
“Iodine colour, amber edge. Powerful aroma, complex, elegant, nuts, toasted, acetaldehyde. Fat, bitter , solera nuances, long, spicy and balanced on the palate” (Spanish Peñín Guide 2015)
Pairing and Serving
After-dinner wine par excellence. Also suitable for pairing with a foie-based snack. Pairs well with some strong blue cheeses. Ideal for flavouring a fresh fruit salad and combines perfectly with catànies, chocolates and nuts.