Flaco Merlot 2014
Flaco Merlot 2014
Vinos Atlántico (previously CVA) was founded in 2002 with the purpose of uniting the winemaking heritage of Alberto Orte and Patrick Mata’s families. Both of their families have been producing wine, independently, throughout Spain since the late 1800s. It currently produces wines in 18 different appellations within the Iberian Peninsula. Its fundamental mission is to discover new production areas, unique soils and to recover native varieties, always in search of great vineyard-sites that can produce consistently superior wines compared to neighboring vineyards.
Flaco Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunning value that is produced from grapes near the town of Toledo in central Spain, 60 miles south of Madrid. All the grapes that make this wine are 100% estate grown. The Malpica estate is today's largest vineyard in Europe with 2,500 acres of vineyard land with an additional 1,500 acres to be planted in the coming years. The large size of this vineyard and the fact that they are owned by the same family, allows for great attention to quality in addition to great economies of scale. These vineyards located near Toledo are suited for growing high quality grapes. The lack of humidity and cold night temperatures produced consistently healthy balanced grapes.
Flaco Merlot delivers a bright, fruit-driven wine with aromas of plum, cranberry and cedar. Ripe berry and cherry flavors mingle on the palate with warm cinnamon, nutmeg spice, and a subtle note of oak. With its easy tannins and good fruit-acidity balance, this Merlot will complement a wide variety of foods.
Flaco Merlot pairs really well with pizza and other toasted cheese dishes such as panini and quesadillas. It also pairs well with pasta dishes with tomato based sauces, especially with pancetta/bacon or mushrooms.
Grape Variety: Merlot
Country: Madrid - Spain