All of the grapes come from estate-owned vineyards planted at an altitude of 600 metres above sea level. Harvested by hand, both varieties were separately vinified in stainless steel tanks, with an alcoholic fermentation which lasted 20 to 30 days, followed by malolactic fermentation.
After that, this red wine from Somontano was aged for 6 months in 225-litre French and American oak barrels.
Finally, Enate Cabernet-Sauvignon Merlot 2016 was blended and aged for a further 12 months in the cellar prior to its release.
Drink Enate red label produced by the Enate winery, from now until 2022.
The red wine Enate Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot has a clean, bright cherry colour with a ruby rim.
This red wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot exhibits some elegant notes of red and black fruit, combined with aromas of underbrush, flowers, toast, and nuances of black pepper, roasted coffee, vanilla and balsam.
Pleasant and round, this wine from Somontano has a smooth body and a very good balance. Notes of red and black fruit, enlivened by some balsamic and spicy suggestions combined with remembrances of aromatic herbs. This red wine by Enate has some mellow tannins, a good acidity and a slightly bitter finish.
|Our personal opinion||
An excellent value from Somontano, Enate Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2016 is honest and satisfying.
Enate Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2013:
Enterwine 90. Peñín 88.
Enate Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2012:
Silver Medal - Monde Selection (Brussels).
Enate Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2011:
Enate Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot 2010:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Merlot 50%.|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Bull meat, Cod, Cold meats, Combination of all types of foods, Grilled red meats, Paté, Pica Pica, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Appetizer, Barbecue, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|
Easy, smooth red. Good price.