EMERITVS means "deserving" in Latin. This wine is made from the three main varietals of Dominio de Valdepusa: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Petit Verdot. This wine is considered to be the finest expression of Dominio de Valdepusa’s vineyards and is consistently rated amongst the best wines from Spain.

Tasting Notes

Presenting a deep cherry color, it combines the best of the varietals from the estate. It has an extremely intense, elegant, and expansive nose combined with complex aromas of blackberries, boysenberries, vanilla bean, plums, and figs. Powerful on the palate, with an excellent tannic structure, substantial flavors of ripe fruits and wild berries and a lingering finish.

Food Pairing

Great served with venison bolognese sauces, salpicón, smoked ribs, and osso bucco.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
The Dominio de Valdepusa vineyard
Vineyard size:
125 acres
Soil composition:
Calcareous Clay-Loam
Training method:
Cordon Spur-pruned Upward-trained Downward-trained
Elevation:
1617 feet
Vines/acre:
800-2,000
Yield/acre:
2.0 tons
Exposure:
Southeastern
Year vineyard planted:
1974-2007
First vintage of this wine:
1996
Bottles produced of this wine:
18,240
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Petit Verdot, and 5% Syrah
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
14-18 days
Fermentation temperature:
75-82 °F
Maceration technique:
Racking, Punchdown, Pumpovers, and Aeration
Length of maceration:
7-15 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barriques
Size of aging container:
225 L
Age of aging container:
New-One year
Type of oak:
French oak
Length of aging before bottling:
20-24 months
Length of bottle aging:
22 months

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