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Red Wine Es Virot 2018

Organic red wine from Formentera. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot aged for 3 months in French oak barrels and for 12 months in steel tanks.

Crianza. 15 Months in distinct containers
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,
Wineries: Terramoll
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Availability: In stock

€16.50
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Produced by Bodega Terramoll in beautiful Formentera, the smallest inhabited Balearic island, Es Virot a blended Spanish red wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

The grapes come from 20-year-old flatland vineyards with limestone soils. They are located in a dry area which, besides getting a lot of sunlight, is constantly swept by the sea wind. Those factors keep the vines healthy and strong.

Hand-harvested in late August. the grapes were selected and then refrigerated for 18 hours. Then they were destemmed, gently crushed and macerated for 3-4 days. Alcoholic fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature. After 10 days, Es Virot 2018 was aged for 3 months in semi new French oak barrels. Before bottling, this Crianza red wine was transferred again into the steel tanks and aged for a further 12 months.

Pair this organic red wine from Formentera with cold cuts, meat recipes and BBQ'd meats.

6,250 bottles produced.

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Appearance

The red wine Es Virot is medium ruby with a maroon rim.

Nose

This island-born blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is quite appealing. Cedarwood, dry earth and red berries, with notes of herbs and balsam.

Palate

Meaty and dry, this wine from Bodega Terramoll has good grip and definition. Steely acidity, with round tannins and a stylish finish with a herbal tinge.

Our personal opinion

An improbable Bordeaux blend from a quintessentially Mediterranean island, Es Virot 2018 is nonetheless a very enjoyable wine.

Year 2018
Type Red
D.O. VT Formentera
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in distinct containers
Number of months aged in Barrels 15
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Percentage of variety Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.
Pairings Birds, Cold meats, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Meat and vegitables, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, semi-curred cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto
Taste Complex and Elegant, Very intense and inky
Occasion Appetizer, Barbecue, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues
Reviews
1 Review
interesting wine
Value
Elegant, with some nuance and lots of yumminess!
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