Perinet Priorat "Merit"
Notes from the Winemaker
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.
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.
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 flavor 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 unfiltered.