Location: Finca Los Almendros, Finca El Olivar and Finca el Corral ( Caudete)
Altitude: 557 m
Type of soil: Shallow, poor and poorly permeable soils with calcium carbonate crust, that contributes to the sweetness tannin.
Crop density: 2500 plants /Ha
Vineyard age: 20 – 40 years
Vine training systems: Free – standing bush and wire-trained vines.
Environment: Continental climate softened by the Mediterranean influence, with an average annual temperature of 15 ºC and a Mediterranean type rainfall regime, with peaks in spring and autumn
Grape varieties: Monastrell, Syrah, Marselan
Harvest, vinification and aging
Harvest: Picked by hand in October
Pre-Cold maceration: 7 – 8 days at 5 ºC
Fermentation: Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with autochthonous yeast and subsequent malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels.
Pre-Fermentation maceration: 15 days at 25 ºC
Fermentation temperature: 24 -26 ºC
Aging: 15 months in new french oak barrels
Bottle aging: Minimum 1 year
Vinification: Due to the elaboration process, light filtering, this wine can present some precipitation in the bottle. Clarifiers are from a vegetable origin, which makes it suitable for vegan consumers.
Alcohol: 14,50 % By vol
Acidity: 5 – 5,3 g/l
Volatile acidity: 0,50 – 0,70 g/l
Residual sugar: 0 g/l
Cherry colored with ruby iridescence. An intense and full nose, a wine with balanced aromas ranging from roasted to mature fruit. The palate is harmonious and strong with ripe tannins.
In the Table
The temperature of conservation of this wine should be around 15 ºC, it is important for it to be constant, avoiding thermal jumps. It must be protected from light sources.
Ideal to acoompany game meat and flowl, stews or casseroles, red meat and mature and hard cheeses.
92 Rating Guide Peñin 2020
91 Points Vinous Antonio Galloni:
James Suckling: 92 Score ( 2016); 92 Score ( 2015 )