Bodegas De Muller

Legitim

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Characteristics of De Muller Legítim

De Muller Legítum is a red wine from the Priorat D.O region. It is produced my De Muller, a winery that was founded in 1851 by Don Augusto de Muller and Ruinart de Brimont.

This wine is a blend of 4 grape varieties, Garnacha Tinta (60%), Merlot (20%), Syrah (10%) and Cariñena (10%), which are grown on trellises in vinyards that have a harder soil. The vineyards are situated in the the valle de río Siurana, which lies in Priorat.

The local climate is mediterranean which is characterised by strong changes in temperature between night and day. The cold winds from the north help with the maturing of the grapes.

As for production, the selected grapes are moved to site in order to begin vinification. Fermentation and maceration takes place at 25-28ºC. Maloatic fermentation is then undergone in stainless Steel tanks.

After fermentation, the wine is aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.

Tasting notes De Muller Legítim

We present the new 2016 vintage, characterised by the wettest winterin the last five years. Not only did it rain in winter, but there was also wet weather up until summer arrived, especially inMarch and April. In summer everything changed, and it was one of the driest inhistory, with only 28 litres being recorded between July and October.If we compare the temperatures in 2012 and 2016, the 2016 crophad to endure a much colder winter than in 2012, which turned outto be positive, since the frost cleared the fields ofvine parasites. During the spring, lower temperaturesthan in 2012 were also recorded.Due to all these climatic conditions there was a delay insprouting, which began on March 28th, and which led to a delayin flowering of between three and four weeks.Once the summer arrived, the Priorat got all the luck, sincethe rains disappeared, while in the rest of Europethey were incessant. It was something that nobody expected considering thewinter we’d had. Taking into account the delay insprouting, the harvest started around mid-October on some ofthe estates.Obtaining fresh wines with an extraordinary acidity is dueto this long duration of the grape in the strain that has so characterisedthis vintage.