Tasting notes: A rich and intense aroma of black cherry, liquorice and toasty oak. Ripe plum, rosemary and vanilla characteristics on the poised palate with smooth yet powerful tannins. Notes of leather and spice on the finish.
Food match: Great matched with a slow-cooked shoulder of lamb, or rabbit braised with olive and herbs.
Please note that the sale of alcohol to under-18s is prohibited.
Region: Priorat, Spain
Grapes : Garnacha 55%, Carinena 15%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%
About Merum Priorati :
"Merum Priorat is one of the most important wine estates in Priorat, founded in 2004 by two Catalan families, and located in the east of the appellation around the pretty village of Porrera. The 3 vineyard plots (Les Foreses, Plana Marjot and Les Escomelles) cover a total of 103 hectares, but just 29ha are given over to vines, as this is one of the wildest, most rugged terrains, where few vines thrive and those that do produce less than 1 kg of grapes per vine (and as low as 250g per vine for the older Garnacha and Cariñena plants). Vineyards here are not measured in hectares, but by numbers of vines planted, due to extreme terracing and contours on these stunning mountainsides. There isn't what you'd call soil more just a carpet of broken black slate called Licorella."