La Loma Miguel Merino 2017

Miguel Merino

La Loma Miguel Merino 2017

seidig & aromatisch
pikant & würzig
Tempranillo 90%, Garnacha, Garnacha Blanca
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2024–2048
Verpackt in: 6er
Lobenberg: 98/100
Parker: 94/100
Tim Atkin: 93/100
Spanien, Rioja und Navarra
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
La Loma Miguel Merino 2017


Lobenberg: Dunkles transparentes Rot mit violetten Reflexen. Viel Mineralität, Eisen, Erdreich, Unterholz, abgehangenes Fleisch, Süßholz und Jod. Kühl, straff, versammelt, saftig, rote Früchte, Kirsche und Herzkirsche, Waldbeeren, rote Johannisbeere, mit einem schwebenden Mittelstück am Gaumen. Fast tänzelnd, polierter Gerbstoff, Momente von perfektem und präsentem Tannin werden gegen Saftigkeit und Finesse eingetauscht. Strahlig treibend in seinem Charakter, hedonistischer Antrunk, ein Eindruck von deutlichem Umami das Trinkfluss ergibt. Im Abgang hoch feine Tannin dabei ist alles extrem lang und harmonisch. Alles zusammen eine ziemlich geniale Komposition. 98/100


Parker über: La Loma Miguel Merino

-- Parker: The 2017 La Loma shows a profound change over the 2015, even though 2017 was not an easy vintage at all. This is a single-vineyard wine from the plot in the southwest of Briones that gives the wine its name, 1.46 hectares planted in 1946 with Tempranillo and Garnacha on red marl soils. The wine has lots of energy and inner power, and they did a soft vinification (definitely right!) to obtain a subtle wine. It fermented with indigenous yeasts in small stainless steel tanks and matured in two 500-liter barrels (bocoyes) and seven 225-liter barriques, all French, for a period of 14 months. The wine is perfumed and elegant, powerful but very balanced. 3,495 bottles were filled in March 2019. 94/100


Tim Atkin über: La Loma Miguel Merino

-- Tim Atkin: La Loma comes from a steep, limestone-rich slope on the Ollauri side of Briones planted in 1946. The finish is a little firm here, but it's still a wine that's in its infancy, with layers of smooth, Tempranillo fruit, some crunch from 10% Garnacha, vibrant plum and bramble fruit and underpinning acidity. 93/100

Weingut über: La Loma Miguel Merino

-- Weingut: «La Loma» (1,4 hectares) was planted in 1946. It is in the south west of the municipality of Briones, at an altitude of 534 metres above sea level. It was planted in the traditional “vaso” (bush) fashion on a slope facing east, as steep as 7%, with a planting grid of 1’50 by 1’80 metres, which means some 3.650 vines per hectare. The soil is quite poor, mainly calcareous with a gravel substratum, idoneous for good drainage, making the roots go very deep to assimilate the minerals in the soil. This type of soil will produce fresh, subtle and elegant wines. There is also an iron and clayey loam going through the subsoil of «La Loma» which gives the wine good body and a tannic character. Three varieties were planted in «La Loma»: the White Garnacha Blanca (that we have used for our Miguel Merino Blanco), and the red Garnacha Tinta and Tempranillo, which were grafted into Rupestris de Lot rootstocks, very appropriate for the soil’s characteristics and most compatible with the Garnacha vines. The 2017 vintage will always be remembered for the dramatic frost that devastated the vineyards of Rioja Alta and Alavesa. We picked 3.700 kgs., which means a yield of de 2.650 kgs/ha. Cold maceration for 3 days before starting the fermentation, which took place in a small stainless steel tank at controlled temperature. During the whole process our aim was to respect the subtle personality of this vineyard. After its fermentation, the wine was transferred into 2 barrels of 500 litres and 7 barrels of 225, all made from french oak, where malolactic fermentation developed spontaneouly. Altogether the wine reposed for 15 months in barrel.

Mein Winzer

Miguel Merino

Mit nur rund 13 Hektar gehört Miguel Merino zu den kleinsten Bodegas Spaniens. Aufgrund der großen Pflanzabstände in Spanien sind 13 Hektar wirklich klein.