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Mirlo Merlot 2022

Cariñena DOP

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  • Gold, Gilbert & Gaillard Wine Guide, 2024

For an easy-sipping, juicy, supple red, check out this delicious new-release Mirlo Merlot. It's from Cariñena, neighbour to Rioja, in northeast Spain. Picked at peak of ripeness, it's bursting with silky ripe cherry and summer berry fruit.

For an easy-sipping, juicy, supple red, check out this delicious new-release Mirlo Merlot. It's from Cariñena, neighbour to Rioja, in northeast Spain. Picked at peak of ripeness, it's bursting with silky ripe cherry and summer berry fruit.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Supple red fruits - plum and cherry; silky, soft, fresh

Aroma

Cherry, summer berries, plum and a hint of herbs

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Mirlo Merlot 2022

More information

  • Red - Medium to Full Bodied
  • Spain
  • Ruby
  • Vegetarian
  • 14.0% ABV
  • 10.5 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2025
  • Vegan

One of the oldest wine regions of Spain, Cariñena lies just southeast of Rioja, a land of ancient low-yield vines. Most of its vineyards nurture native variety Garnacha, but this red shows its winemakers can excel equally well with international stars, including Merlot. This grape ripens to perfection in the arid rocky soils and hot sunshine. So well, in fact, the local blackbirds (mirlo in Spanish) love to swoop down and pick off the ripest, juiciest berries. So growers must be on the alert to harvest their fruit just at the right time, and before their competitors! Mirlo Merlot is a smooth, full-of-fruit red for easy sipping. Served at a cool room temperature, it's a great party wine, and tasty with chicken, veggie kebabs or frittata.

"Full of juicy, fresh flavour, Mirlo is a red full of charming ripe fruit appeal" Sarah Everden
Buyer for Spain
Map showing Cariñena DOP
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