ALIRA

Alira Cuveé

Dry red wine, 13,0% ABV

This assemblage from Fetească Neagra, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is a mastery exercise of Alira oenologists. The bet is to create a more expressive wine than any of the components. The result is a full-bodied wine with a pleasant intensity, with strong aromas of ripe red fruits and fine notes of dry wood and leaves.

Tasting notes and serving recommendations

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Deep Ruby with Violet reflexes

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Sour cherries, wood, dried leaves

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Chocolate, candied fruit, white pepper

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Best enjoyed at maximum 18 ° C after it has been opened and decanted at least 30 minutes before serving. It can be stored for up to 10 years, away from the sun, in a horizontal position at 13 ° C.

Culinary associations

Spicy roast beef →

Spicy roast beef

The versatile notes of this wine offer a wide range of associations, the most suitable ones being beef. It is recommended for cooked beef in wine sauce, meatballs, but also roast, as spicy as possible. It also fits an oven-cooked duck breast, served with pecan nut puree.

Wine-making and maturation

Matured in oak barrel for 12 months

Matured in oak barrel for 12 months

The grapes are hand-picked and carefully selected on vibrant tables. We performed a cold pre-maceration of the intact beans at 16 °C for 5-8 days. The alcoholic fermentation (100% by selected yeast inoculation) controlled at 26-28 °C lasted 8-10 days, then we performed a hot post-maceration for 5-8 days. Maturing was done for 12 months in new French oak barrels.

Excellence

2014 May – International Wine Contest Bucharest: Gold Medal

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