Wine "Don Aurelio" Merlot, Valdepenas DO
Reviews of purchase "Don Aurelio" Merlot, Valdepenas DO
The wine is ruby-red with a very bright purple edging.
The abundant, intense, silky taste of wine combined pleasant acidity with sweet tannins. The hints of currant liquor and red fruits have long been felt in the soft aftertaste.
The slightly spicy aroma of wine has a strong core of shades of red fruit.
Wine fits well with legumes, dried fruits, fried vegetables, game, fish with sauce, rice, all kinds of cheese and fruit desserts.
"Don Aurelio" Merlot - a good varietal wine, created from a vine harvest aged 15-20 years. Thanks to the climate, the characteristics of the soil and know-how in the process of its production, the wine has acquired an excellent balance and soft tannins.
"Don Aurelio" is the most famous brand of the company Navarro Lopez. The winery is located in the famous Spanish region of Valdepenas and is surrounded by numerous vineyards. Thanks to the close neighborhood with the production, the grapes are immediately taken to the factory, where they immediately start making wine. Its turnover is about 14 million bottles.
The range "Don Aurelio" offers young varietal wines (Tempranillo, Tempranillo Rosado, Verdejo, Syra, Garnacha and Merlot) and aged (Barrika, Kriantsa, Reserve and Grand Reserve). Many of them were awarded at various prestigious national and international wine contests, such as "Mundus Vini" and "Vinalies Internationales".
The company Navarro Lopez was founded in 1904 as a modest family winery Don Juan Sanchez Megia. The original winery still preserved in the city Valdepenas. In 1988 the winery acquired Navarro Doroteo Donado, the current owner, whose main objective was to produce high-quality vintage wines selected grapes.
In 2001, the factory was moved from Valdepenas to its current location near the motorway Autovia del Sur, a unique place in the heart of the vineyard, thus highlighting a clear commitment Navarro Doroteo Donado to environmental factors. Since 2002, Navarro Lopez begins to produce wine "Tierra de Castilla". To further expand the company's wine series were acquired vineyards located in the areas of Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Rueda.
In 2010, the company acquired one of the cult wineries of Rioja - Bodegas Valoria.