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Melior

Melior
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Melior
Red wine Barrel. 6 months in American oak barrels.
Variety: Tinta del Pais
Designation of Origin: D.O. Ribera del Duero
Production area: Castilla y León
Winery: Matarromera
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Red wine Barrel. 6 months in American oak barrels.
Variety: Tinta del Pais
D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)
Winery: Matarromera
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Melior

Melior is a red wine from Ribera del Duero prepared by Matarromera, a winery founded in 1988 in Valbuena de Duero (Valladolid).

The climate in this area is Mediterranean with continental influences, characterized by a moderate to low rainfall, dry summers, cold winters and great temperature variation between seasons. This wine is a varietal Tempranillo (100%) from vineyards planted on 85 hectares of sandy-clay soil at about 800 meters above sea level. The vineyards were planted between 1999 and 2001. In terms of processing, the traditional method is followed.
Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks for 10-14 days at a controlled temperature of 26ºC. Finally, Melior rests for six months in new American oak barrels and 6 months in the bottle.

Serve at 16ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Cold meat, Grilled red meats, Aperitif, Pasta with meat sauce, Vegetables, Roasts, Rice with meat

Tasting notes Melior

After a dry winter, spring came loaded with rain. Thankfully, this water was stored, since it was much needed during the extremely dry summer. The low temperatures during spring delayed the sprouting of the vines, which led the growth cycle to start with delay. However, this delay was offset thanks to the high temperatures recorded in July and August, to the point of delaying ripening in those younger vineyards. The 2016 vintage beat the production record of the 2014 vintage. And not only in production, but also in quality due to the excellent weather conditions and the excellent health of the vineyards. The wines from this vintage offer a lot of volume, with a good capacity to face the passing of time, with roundness and spectacular tannins. A harvest reminiscent of those of the late 80s and early 90s.
The 2015 vintage started with a winter that had good groundwater reserves. The spring was warm and dry until well into the month of June, when there were intense rainfall at the beginning of the blooming. A summer with some well spread out storms gave way to a very dry autumn. The harvest was slightly ahead of the usual dates, but the analytical and organoleptic features, and the balance of the berries, were ideal. Thus enabled the harvest to take place at the optimal ripening time. The wines from this vintage, which was classified as excellent, have a good colour intensity, significant fruity notes on the nose and a high tannic potential in the mouth, with sweet tannins that indicate the good phenolic ripening of the berries. A vintage reminiscent of the exceptional 2005 vintage.
After the withering in a mild winter, the warm start of spring brought sprouting forward by almost 10 days. The summer, which was quite cool and dry, enabled the good evolution of the growth cycle and a balanced ripening. This was a vintage without setbacks. Worth mentioning is the high production of this vintage due to good climatic behaviour during the harvest. The wines from this vintage have great colour intensity, and a high fruity expression on the nose and in the mouth. Their balance and tannic potential stand out; these features show us the great potential to produce great wines for ageing, and for lighter and fruitier productions.
Sight

Dark red with purple hues, clean and bright. 

Nose

On the nose, there are aromas of ripe red fruits like strawberries and raspberries along with spicy notes. Aromas of coffee, liquorice and vanilla.

Taste

In the mouth it is voluminous, intense, lively and fresh. Sweet tannins. Fruity with hints of clean wood, with a long lingering finish.

Regarding climate, the 2012 vintage started with the sprouting of the vines in the beginning of spring with the cooler temperatures. In May, generous rainfall and high temperatures gave way to a generalised drought throughout the summer. Luckily, the rains started at the onset of the ripening. The precipitations at the beginning of October, and the nice temperatures during the harvest, resulted in the a uniform phenolic ripening. The wines from this vintage have a good alcoholic strength, balanced by moderate levels of acidity, with a good colour and phenolic intensity, and a suitable level of tannins, all important features for a perfect ageing.
Sight Bright and intense red cherry colour with violet reflections. Clean, medium-high robe with abundant thin tears. Nose The notes of fruit dominate the nose with its fleshy, juicy, intense and very fresh sensations nuanced by subtle spices and creamy notes provided by the wood. Taste A long and intense red wine full of tasty and fresh notes of fruit. It has a silky, sweet and creamy mid palate with a good acidity and a very good nice finish.
Sight Intense and dark cherry red colour with purple reflections. Clean and bright wine with a medium-high robe. Nose The red fruit is very expressive, fleshy and intense. It is released wrapped in nice and mellow creamy aromas provided by the short ageing in oak. Taste Very tasty and bulky wine with a mid palate marked by its very juicy notes of fruit and its aromas of spices (vanilla, toffee, coffee) which provide this wine with a creamy and sweet character. Good acidity and polished tannins. Good finish with a not very long persistence.  A very nice and easy-drinking wine from Ribera del Duero.
Sight Intense cherry red colour with purple trims. Clean and bright. Fine legs. Nose Intense red fruit aromas properly assembled with notes provided by the oak: spices, coffee, licorice and vanilla. Taste This wine from Ribera del Duero has a greedy and comprehensive attack. Full-bodied and intense wine. Fruity sensations that come along with a delicate memory of the oak. Important sweet tannins. Long and persistent finish.
Sight Intense cherry red colour with purple trims. Clean and bright. Fine legs. Nose Intense red fruit aromas properly assembled with notes provided by the oak: spices, coffee, licorice and vanilla. Taste This wine from Ribera del Duero has a greedy and comprehensive attack. Full-bodied and intense wine. Fruity sensations that come along with a delicate memory of the oak. Important sweet tannins. Long and persistent finish.

Ratings

  • Decántalo 88
  • Parker 86
  • Peñin 87
  • Decántalo 89
  • Peñin 85
  • Decántalo 85
  • Winespectator 85
  • Decántalo 85
  • Peñin 84

Ratings for the vintages from D.O. Ribera del Duero

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Excellent
2014 Very good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Excellent
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Good
2005 Very good
2004 Excellent
2003 Very good
2002 Very good
2001 Very good
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    21/12/16 Melior 2015 A great wine at a great price.
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    21/12/16 Melior 2015 A great wine at a great price.
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    Winery Matarromera

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