Alira Cuvée Red Cliff 2010

RMR00001A

當來自多布羅加(Dobrogea)的和暖來到舊多瑙Danube河谷,ALIRA 準承地捕捉了風土的精華,形成給予葡萄生命力最佳的結合。當地的潛力是由他們的祖先於公元前二千年發現,釀酒生命已是這裡的傳統。十多年前,法國著名葡萄酒專家 Marc Dworkin 來到這裡,他預視到這處的實力和葡萄酒可能達到的複雜度,他和熱愛葡萄酒的商人 Dr. Karl Heinz Hauptmann 合作,發展一個葡萄種植釀酒計劃,除了令羅馬尼亞酒和乾罕的 ALIMAN 改頭換面,另外他也涉及保加利亞和中國葡萄種植,目標是製造以波爾多傳統高質量釀酒哲學為核心基礎的葡萄酒,同時保留及尊重當地特色。

此酒名叫 ALIRA 是因為要向鄰近種植葡萄的兩個地方, Aliman 和 Rasova 致敬。

產地:
羅馬尼亞

葡萄品種:
新葡萄園第二年份出產。 Merlot 67%、Cabernet Sauvignon 33%

釀造:
葡萄以人手收割,然後於篩選桌上小心揀選。整顆葡萄於16°C低溫浸漬5至8天,使用100%經過挑選的酵母,酒精發酵被控制在 26-28°C,進行8至10天,再於溫度調控缸浸漬5至8天。

陳年:
於法國小木桶陳年大約10個月, first passage 小木桶和 second passage 小木桶。

品酒筆記:
由十分成熟的葡萄釀成,濃烈的覆盆子、藍莓和乾香草香氣。入口平易近人,良好的甜朱古力深度、紅莓,接著是飽滿單寧。而這個收結,配以平衡的酸度,讓此酒可以憑陳年變得更加圓滑。

 

ALIRA wines capture their essence, a countryside where the heat from Dobrogea meets the valley of the Old Danube forming the perfect alliance necessary for great viticulture. The potential of this area was discovered by our ancestors, Geto – Dacians circa 2000 BC. Winemaking has long being a huge tradition in this area. A revival took place a decade ago, when the famous French wine expert Marc Dworkin foresaw the strength and the complexity of wine produced from these local vines. Together with wine enthusiast and businessman, Dr. Karl Heinz Hauptmann, Dworkin decided to change the face of the Romanian wine and the arid lands at ALIMAN, by developing a viticulture-viniculture project here, as part of an international programme also involving Bulgaria and China. The purpose is to produce wine based on the bordelaise philosophy, while respecting the local specifics.

The wine was named “ALIRA”, as a tribute given to the communities of Aliman and Rasova, near which the new vineyard was planted.

Country of Origin:
Aliman, Romania

Grape Varieties:
New vineyard 2nd vintage. Blend of Merlot 67% and Cabernet Sauvignon 33%

Winemaking:
The grapes are hand-picked, then carefully selected on sorting tables. Cold maceration of whole berries is performed from 5 to 8 days at 16 °C. Alcoholic fermentation (100% with addition of selected yeast strains) is controlled at 26-28 °C for 8-10 days, followed by maceration from 5 to 8 days in thermo-regulated tanks.

Maturation:
The Ageing has been performed in French Barrique for approximately 10 months: first passage barrique and second passage barrique.

Tasting Notes:
A blend made from very ripe grapes with intense notes of raspberry, blueberry and dried herbs. The attack is friendly and with amazing depth of sweet chocolate and prunes followed by full bodied tannins. The tannic aftertaste coupled with balanced acidity will get rounder with cellar ageing.



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