Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon
July 2020, production 2.666 bottles
Lisboa – Óbidos
Cortém Merlot /Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|88 points||International Organic Wine Award 2021|
A delicious Tannat from a year of above average harvest. Too soft despite a young age for a Tannat.
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Wine specsTasting notes
A classic Bordeaux-style blend, one year old with above average quality, features a typical Merlot flavour with the elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is ready to be consumed, but it will improve over the years, ideal to buy a few bottles and stay “forgotten” in the wine cellar. It goes very well with oven-baked fish dishes and well-seasoned meat dishes.
Harvested by hand and de-stemmed and fermented with the grapes skin for 3-4 weeks, in 1000L tubs with manual pressure and later with mechanical pressure. Aged in stainless steel tanks for 3 years. No additives and no filtration.