Alira Merlot 2017, Romania

5.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)


Tasting Notes:

Colour: Ruby with garnet reflexes

Smell: Sweet cherry, dried leaves, chocolate, linden tree flowers, vanilla

Taste: Intense cooked fruit notes, enriched with chocolate, baked peaches, wood, black tea and even olives. Well-balanced tannins, helped by well-integrated alcohol.

Serving: Best enjoyed at 18 degrees, at least 30 minutes after opening. Can be stored for up to 10 years at a temperature of 13 degrees, away from light, in a horizontal position.

Food Pairing:

Rabbit Stew, Lasagna, Beef Wellington

Being an elegant Merlot with spice-flavored appetizers and a sweet aftertaste, it fits with juicy meat-based dishes with discrete flavors (rabbit, veal). The gourmet notes also complement the Italian inspired dishes, with rich sauces such as pasta or lasagna. May be a pleasant surprise alongside beef hamburgers.



Quantity 2-5 6+
Unit Price RM79.92 RM75.48

*Discount % rule is applied on total combined quantity of all Alira wines in cart. You  may mix and match any quantity from Alira ConcordiaAlira Tribun, Alira Merlot, Alira Cabernet Sauvignon and see the discount being applied in your cart.

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Alira Winery


Alira is an 80-acre boutique winery, located in Dobrogea, on the hills overlooking the banks of the Old Danube. We believe in respect for nature and quality at the expense of quantity. We do all this in the hope of providing a premium experience to every customer.

The name

The name ALIRA is a merge between the names of the localities of Aliman and Rasova where our vineyards are located and where the wine is born on the banks of the Danube. This is a special place where nature works in favor of man and the only ingredients missing to make a legendary wine were passion and skill.

Alira Merlot Wine-making and maturation

Matured 11 months in oak barrel

The Alira Merlot grapes are picked manually, and then carefully selected on the sorting tables. The maceration of grapes takes between 5 and 8 days at a controlled temperature of 16 ° C. The alcoholic fermentation (100% by the addition of selected yeast) is controlled at 26-28 ° C for another 8-10 days, followed by hot maceration (thermo-maceration) between 5 and 8 days. Aging was done for about 12 months in French oak.


2018- Balkan International Wine Contest Silver Medal
2013- Excellence Awards by Gold Medal
2013- International Wine Salon VINVEST Timișoara Gold Medal
2012- International Wine Contest Bucharest Gold Medal
2011- Excellence Awards by Silver Medal
2010-Excellence Awards by Silver Medal

1 review for Alira Merlot 2017, Romania

  1. 5 out of 5

    PY (verified owner)

    Medium body. Nice aroma. Worth.

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