Syrah Merlot – Montmija
The vineyards enjoy a hot, dry climate which promotes the development of aromas in the grapes during ripening, producing expressive wines.
The vineyards are mechanised and trained using the espalier system. Technical expertise and strict plot management yield grapes at peak ripeness. The varietal is farmed organically and certified by a European organisation.
Harvesting is done partly by machine, partly by hand. Before the grapes enter the tanks, they are entirely destemmed. Fermentation lasts for 25 to 30 days at controlled temperatures with regular and frequent pumping over. Particular care is taken to restrict inputs. Wild yeast is used, the wines are not fined and the amount of SO2 is limited.
Intense red with purple highlights. The nose is spicy and profound. Showing leather and mild tobacco notes on first pour, the nose rapidly opens up to notes of ripe black fruits. The palate is full-bodied and smooth with intense, fruity aromatics driven by blackcurrant and blackberry notes. Soft tannin presence.
The perfect wine for food, with cold, grilled or stewed meats, or even a hearty starter.