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.
Vanilla, smoked plums, blackberries.
Green walnuts, red roses jam, red pepper
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
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
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.