November 7th is International Merlot Day!

November 7th is International Merlot Day!

What are you Drinking to Celebrate?

Of course, any true wine lover knows that there need not be reason at all to open any bottle of wine. However, as November 7th is International Merlot Day, we think it is time to celebrate this varietal, and take a closer look at Merlot’s role at Algodon.

Did you know Algodon Wine Estates merlot grapes make up about 5% of the blend of our PIMA? Our estate has 3.9 Acres (1.6 hectars) of merlot vines, and though we don’t produce merlot as a varietal wine in and of itself, our winemaker does use it for blending in such wines as our unmistakable winemaker’s blend PIMA.

PIMA represents the best of Algodon wine. Born as a tribute to two very old vineyards of Malbec and Bonarda, it brings a very rich and special fruity flavor as well as the youth of Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. We are treated to perfect balance, intensity, aromas and flavors whenever a bottle is uncorked…

The composition of this PIMA varies with each vintage and the combination of barrels provides an interesting profile while maintaining the elegance, character, and style of this wine.

The five varieties are an assemblage of microvinified wines, handcrafted from some of our oldest vineyards planted in 1946.  With nine to ten weeks of fermentation at a controlled temperature, we can attain the desired concentration of all the aromas and flavors.

With PIMA, Algodon achieves the best wine with the best handpicked grapes from our vineyards. The result is a complex combination of aromatic fruits like blackberries and raspberries, with sweet and floral notes.

The concentration of PIMA’s sweet and velvety tannins, acidity and alcohol provides it with great power, balance, character, and style.

No matter what part of the world you are in now, if you happen to have a bottle of Merlot in your wine rack, uncork it and raise your Merlot glass to join us in celebrating Merlot day!  

PIMA represents the best of Algodon wine. Born as a tribute to two very old vineyards of Malbec and Bonarda, it brings a very rich and special fruity flavor as well as the youth of Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. We are treated to perfect balance, intensity, aromas and flavors whenever a bottle is uncorked…

The composition of this PIMA varies with each vintage and the combination of barrels provides an interesting profile while maintaining the elegance, character, and style of this wine.

The five varieties are an assemblage of microvinified wines, handcrafted from some of our oldest vineyards planted in 1946.  With nine to ten weeks of fermentation at a controlled temperature, we can attain the desired concentration of all the aromas and flavors.


However, if you’re fresh out of Merlot, we've got you covered!  You can order our PIMA right here.  So, there are really no excuses this November 7th, well… not that you needed one anyway, right?  Salud!

With PIMA, Algodon achieves the best wine with the best handpicked grapes from our vineyards. The result is a complex combination of aromatic fruits like blackberries and raspberries, with sweet and floral notes.

The concentration of PIMA’s sweet and velvety tannins, acidity and alcohol provides it with great power, balance, character, and style.

No matter what part of the world you are in now, if you happen to have a bottle of Merlot in your wine rack, uncork it and raise your Merlot glass to join us in celebrating Merlot day!  However, if you’re fresh out of Merlot, we've got you covered!  You can order our PIMA right here.  So, there are really no excuses this November 7th, well… not that you needed one anyway, right?  Salud!

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Algodon PIMA 2012
Algodon PIMA 2012

Algodon PIMA 2012

$99.95

PIMA quite simply represents the best of Algodon. It is an assemblage of microvinified wines handcrafted from some of our oldest vineyards, planted in 1946. A careful selection of Malbec, Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot bring all the best elements of our vineyard together in this truly iconic and powerful wine. Microvinification is a totally handmade process that begins with a selection of the harvest’s best grapes, which are then added unpressed into French oak barrels to ferment for 60 days at a controlled temperature. Once the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation separates the pulp and the skin of the new wine, the aging process continues in the barrels for 24 months.

ACCOLADES
2012 PIMA - 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast

TASTING NOTES
PIMA is a blend of Malbec, Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. Deep red color, with a delicate, soft and subtle fruit on the nose and palate. There is a highly complex combination of aromatic fruits like blackberries and raspberries, with spices and floral notes. On the palate, the tannins are firm and there is a balanced acidity. This is a wine of great power, character and style, which will evolve effortlessly.

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