This Spanish red wine from the Jumilla Designation of Origin is quite a special product.
Crafted by Casa de la Ermita, Casa de la Emita Petit Verdot is made solely from Petit Verdot grapes. A rare, late-ripening and difficult variety indigenous to Bordeaux, Petit Verdot has found a new home in Spain, where it has enough sun to ripen slowly and steadily.
First the grapes were first cold-soaked and fermented at a controlled temperature.
Then Casa de la Ermita Petit Verdot 2014 underwent malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels, where it was aged for 12 months.
Drink now until 2022. Decant 30 minutes before drinking.
The red wine Casa de la Ermita Petit Verdot has a bright violet-coloured robe with some blueish edges.
Aromas of prunes, blackberries and mulberries, combined with notes of orange peel, cinnamon, lilacs, clove and laurel. On the background, this Petit Verdot from Jumilla suggests some mineral suggestions and some earthy notes.
Powerful and focused, with some crunchy tannins and a distinctive character. This red wine by Casa de la Ermita is electric and lively, with ripe fruit combined with some bitter nuances, aromas of aromatic herbs and a thin mineral layer. Superb acidity and long finish.
|Our personal opinion||
The challenging Casa de la Ermita Petit Verdot 2014 is a wine for connoisseurs and adventurous drinkers.
Casa de la Ermita Petit Verdot 2012:
Casa de la Ermita Petit Verdot 2007:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||20 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Civet, Game animals, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner|
Very Bordeux, intense and expansive. Give it a couple of years to fully come together.