La Viña de la Merce is the best tribute that can be done to someone who is gone, but always inspiring, and represents so much in just a few vague memories, so this wine is the dream fulfilled as a tribute to Peter’s mom “Merce”.
THE BEST TRIBUTE IS A DREAM COME TRUE
It comes from vineyards at an altitude of 500 meters, more than 40 years in the Rioja Alta.
Stemmed grapes and crushed, then fermented for 16 days in stainless steel tanks with controlled temperature between 24 – 26 degrees and a 2- day maceration.
Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel.
A view is seen to be a wine with a high middle layer, intense cherry red shades with orange edging ever so slightly, as it has been 14 months in cask.
The nose is reminiscent of fresh fruit, lightly toasted wood not saturated in the nose, and a hint of balsamic elegant. Predominant fruit on wood, without being too intense, denotes equilibrium.
The palate is nice, round and silky tannins has well polished as the time in pre-market bottle makes all the nuances are properly assembled.
Some minerality characteristic of the area makes this wine very easy to drink, and leaves a very pleasant aftertaste that invites us to continue to enjoy the bottle.
By its structure it can be said that maintains the classic style of Rioja but with a touch of modernity.
It is advised to consume 15-17 degrees and do not need decanting, although it is advisable to see the aromatic evolution since uncork the bottle until it takes a while in the glass.