Alemany i Corrio, 'El Microscopi'
The 80% Carinyena and the 20% Merlot for El Microscopi undergoes a 10 day pre-fermentation cold soak maceration; the Carinyena ferments entirely in stainless steel, while the Merlot spends time in some oak. The wine is then bottled without clarification or filtration after more or less one year in tanks. Due to the COVID pandemic, the 2019 vintage wasn't bottled until later.
"El Microscopi" (the microscope) was so-named because the proceeds from sales go to raise funds for the oncology department at the hospital in which Irene was treated for breast cancer. She and Laurent asked how they could give back, and were told that there was a lack of microscopes.
Learn more about Alemany i Corrio here.
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