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Red Wine Jean Leon Vinya Palau Merlot 2015

Organic red wine from Penedès. Varietal Merlot aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and for 6 months in the bottle.
Crianza. 12 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Penedès
Grapes Varieties: Merlot,
Wineries: Jean Leon
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Availability: In stock

€20.50
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This interesting Spanish red wine is produced from Merlot grapevines planted in 1991.

The 10-hectare estate, Vinya Palau, has two kinds of soils: one is a combination of clay and limestone, and the other is composed of sand and gravel. This fact gives Jean Leon Vinya Palau Merlot a remarkable complexity.

The grapes were harvested in mid September. First they were destemmed, and then they were fermented and macerated for about 20 days in stainless steel tanks.

Then this Vino de Finca (single estate wine) from Penedès was transferred into French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for a period of 12 months.

Finally, this organic red wine of the Jean Leon was aged for a minimum of 6 months in the bottle before its market release.

Aerate Jean Leon Vinya Palau Merlot 2015 30 minutes before drinking.

14,133 bottles produced.

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Appearance

The wine Jean Leon Vinya Palau Merlot has a bright, medium-high cherry-coloured robe with a copper-coloured rim.

Nose

Complex and ever-evolving, this Merlot from Penedès carries aromas of juicy red fruit over a balsamic background, with hints of menthol, toast, fine leather, Havanna cigars, flowers and vegetables.

Palate

Fresh and moreish, this estate red wine has a well-balanced passage and a smooth body. Undergrowth, dry earth, vegetables, aromatic herbs, fruit and balsam combine harmoniously. This organic Merlot of Jean Leon has a lively acidity, mild tannins and a long finish

Our personal opinion

One of the best Merlot wines produced in Spain, Jean Leon Vinya Palau Merlot 2015 will make an excellent pairing with meat recipes and oily fish dishes.

OTHER VINTAGES

Jean leon Vinya Palau Merlot 2012:

Enterwine 90.

Jean Leon Vinya Palau 2011:

Peñín 91.

Year 2015
Type Red
D.O. Penedès
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Organic Yes
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Other guides J. Suckling 92.
Mono-Varietal Merlot
Pairings Birds, bluefish, Cod, Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Cured duck breast, Duck, Grilled lamb, Grilled red meats, Grilled whitefish, Hamburgers , Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Paté, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Stuffed Chicken, Vegetables, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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