Matarromera Group

Ctra. de Renedo Pesquera, Km 35 Valbuena de Duero, 47359, Valladolid, Spain

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Melior - 2013

2013: Rainy and mild winter, followed by a cold spring that delayed the vines’ growth cycle. Dry and mild summer, without extreme heat, which delayed the ripening process by at least 15 days compared to a normal year. Very slow but balanced final ripening, punctuated by spells of rain, with the harvest extending throughout the month of October.

The Wine:
Melior Tempranillo comes from grapes that are scrupulously selected prior to a carefully-controlled fermentation. It is stored in bottles after six months in barrels. Visually it displays dark cardinal-red tones with the purple hues of youth; very clean and bright. Good primary complexity in the bouquet, suggesting ripe red fruit blended with the tertiary spices of the aging; liquorice, coffee, vanilla. It has a full and intense body that is simultaneously cheerful and fresh, featuring an excellent level of tannins. Its notable journey through the mouth continues with sweet tannins and sensations of fruit with touches of clean wood, ending with a long and enduring finish.

750 ml

Origin of the wine:
Name of the vineyard: Finca de La Casa, Villanueba y La Cabaña
District: Olivares de Duero
Surface area: 20.03ha, 4.56ha, 2,55ha
Formation: trellised vineyard
Soil texture: loam-sandy-clayey soil
Production process: traditional for reds
Height: 730/760
Production/ha: limited to 7.000 kg/ha
Orientation of the trellising: mixed
Incline: 2-9%
Years planted: 1997

Harvest and aging:
Variety: 100% Tempranillo
Harvest: October
First harvest: 1994
Bottles produced: 400.000
Fermentation: 10-14 days in stainless steel tanks (26ºC)
Aging: 6 months in barrel

Analytical data:
Alcohol: 14%
Residual sugar: 1.84 g/l
Acidity: 5,4 g/l
Dry extract: 31,5 g/l

Storage: Keep in a cool, dry place. Avoid sunlight.
Temperature: Drink at 16-18ºC

Awards for previous vintages:
Oro Cinve (Melior 2011)
Available Finnair (Melior 2011)
Available Cathay Pacific Business Class (Melior 2011)
89P Robert Parker (Melior 2009)
Top 100 Best Buy Wines Wine Enthusiast (Melior 2009)

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