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Suñer
Winery Wines

Red wine 2018 D.O. Tarragona Merlot "Suñer", Cataluña (Catalunya), Spain

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Price: 7.90 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Merlot 100%
Registration number: #Sun-L30A-18

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Last reviewed: 17 November, 2020

DO area on the northeast coast of Spain, which covers a large part of the province of the same name in Catalonia. It is an ancient wine-growing area, because already in ancient times the typical Catalan mistletoe and rancios were produced here and exported to many countries, which established the prosperity of the area. The harbour of Tarragona was already in the Roman times an important reloading point for this. Also the mass wines used in many churches all over the world still often come from Tarragona. A traditional producer is the winery De Muller, which supplies the Vatican. And for the Jewish community in...

One of the 17 regions (Spanish Cataluña, Catalan Catalunya) in the northeast of Spain with the four provinces Barcelona, Gerona, Lérida and Tarragona. It is located on the north-western edge of the Mediterranean Sea and covers 32,000 km². The area has an extremely eventful history: in the 6th century BC the Greeks came, then the Carthaginians and finally 200 BC the Romans. The wines from today's DO area Alella were already drunk by the Roman Caesars. The capital Barcelona was already in the antiquity an important trade port. In the 6th century A.D., the Alans and Visigoths arrived, from which the name is derived (Gotalonien =...

Wine-growing in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were already cultivated 3000 years before Christ. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 B.C. and carried on lively trade in wine in the Mediterranean. The first flourishing was in 200 B.C., because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). The development was stopped by the invasion of the Moors in 711. For religious reasons the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of raisins. They brought with them the art of distillation, but this was not used for alcoholic drinks, but essential oils, as...

The red grape variety comes from France. The name is probably derived from the French word for blackbird (merle), because these birds like to nibble on the very sweet berries when fully ripe. However, the name can also be an allusion to the black-blue colouring of the berries similar to that of the bird. There are more than 60 synonyms, which testify the worldwide distribution. The most important are Alicante Noir, Begney, Bigney, Bigney Rouge, Bini, Black Alicante, Blue Merlot, Bordò, Cabernet del Cleto, Crabutet, Crabutet Noir, Crabutet Noir Merlau, Hebigney, Higney, Médoc Noir, Merlau, Merlot Black, Merlot Blue, Merlot Crni,...

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