ALIRA TRIBES

Alira Tribes Merlot Kosher

Dry red wine

A still young wine with a ruby color. It’s very aromatic with hints of dark fruits, a touch of vanilla, spices and coffee. It has a fresh acidity, ripe tannins, a full body and an herbal, quite juicy, long after taste. Alira Tribes Merlot is one of those wines that become memorable in one’s life.

Tasting notes and serving recommendations

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<span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Deep Ruby</span>

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Vanilla, smoked plums, blackberries.

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<span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Green walnuts, red roses jam, red pepper.</span>

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<span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Best enjoyed at maximum 17° C, it can be stored for up to 10 years, away from the sun, in a horizontal position at 13 °C.</span>

Culinary associations

Turkey roast or stuffed turkey→

Turkey roast or stuffed turkey

Merlot’s fruity character perfectly completes a stylish, yet light, turkey-based dinner. If you have time, you can opt for a slow-cooking style for extra juiciness. You can also opt for baked turkey meat or a stuffed turkey.

Wine-making and maturation

Matured in oak barrel for 6 months

Matured in oak barrel for 6 months

The first selection is performed on the vineyard and only good, fully mature grapes are hand-picked, then carefully selected again on sorting tables. The philosophy is to only ferment good quality grapes. The tanks are filled by gravity without crushing the fruit. Cold maceration of whole berries is performed from 5 to 8 days at 12 -14 °C. Alcoholic fermentation with an addition of selected Kosher yeast strains is controlled at 26-28 °C for 8-10 days, followed by maceration in 20 cubic meters-thermoregulated stainless steel tanks for 5 days.
Aged in oak barrels for 6 months.

Prizes and certifications

The wine is certified by accredited organizations as Super Kosher, including Passover and it is and Non-Mevushal.

  • 2017, The Balkans International Wine Competition, Bronze Medal
  • 2016, Excellency Prize from Vinul.ro, Silver Medal

Technical sheets