Merlot, perfectly adapted to the climate, is the second most important grape variety in Vino de la Tierra de Castilla. Merlot is one of the most important grape varieties for the red wines from Castilla-La Mancha since it has got perfectly adapted to the weather conditions in this region.
Like France’s Vins de Pays, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla is a Spanish geographic indicator for wines from the autonomous region of Castilla-La Mancha. This is a region at an altitude of 700m covered with limestone and argillaceous soils that endure scarce rain falls.
Colour: Deep red. Complex aromas of plums and black cherries. Its palate is rich, well defined, with outstanding soft tannins in an elegant and well balanced wine.
A perfect accompaniment to red meat or game, rice in broth or lamb.
Serve at 15°C. Open the bottle and put it in the fridge for 15 minutes before serving.
The ripening process of the grapes is strictly controlled while on the fields to determine the optimum harvesting moment that yields grapes with a perfect balance of sugar content and acidity. Then, the grapes undergo a cold maceration period for 3 or 4 days. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks that never rises above 25°C for 8 days. The result is an elegant, well-structured wine that is designed to be consumed young.