Alemany I Corrio "El Microscopi" 2016

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  • Varieties: 90% Carignan, 10% Merlot.

    Appearance: Deep, dark aubergine.

    Nose: Very aromatic with notes of Tart red cherry, crunchy limestone, lemon peel, gooseberry, tea leaf, wild oregano.

    Palate: Dry, medium-bodied. Upon first sip, this wine seems soft and light, however on the finish you get some pretty fine-grippy tannins. Red cherry and tart plum on the palate with the berry notes going slightly reductive but with a lot of garrigue behind it. The wine finishes clean, and well-structured.

    Vinification: Winemakers Irene Alemany and Laurent Corrio say, "Having studied in Burgundy, we decided that what we wanted in a winery was something small over which we could have absolute control, which we could craft into something really special. They have a tiny Garagiste operation in the Pendes. The project started back in 2012 when they found that a local hospital was lacking a type microscope needed in the treatment of breast cancer and thus Irene took it upon herself to make this wine where all the proceeds went to the purchase of the microscope. A great wine with a wonderful cause.

    Recommended Food Pairing: Great with smoked duck, jamon, and anything with a dash of paprika.