Grape varieties: 100% Garnacha old vines. Single estate.
Type of wine: red wine matured in barrel 13 months (French Allier oak barrels)
Production: 878 bottles
Spanish Region of Origin: D.O.P. Cariñena
Vineyard: this vineyard of old garnacha only has 870 vines. It was planted more than 79 years ago, in the hillsides of Algairén's mountain range, in in the derivations of the Iberian System, to an altitude of 730 meters. System of conduction in “gobelet” and plantation ungrafted (pie franco) in royal frame to 2,20 x 2,20 meters. Soil is slaty, with calcareous rocky substratum, a poor soil that gives reduced productions. Production in 2012 was less than 1 kilograme per vine. In addition, we carry out a respectful viticulture with the environment (we do not use insecticides or herbicides).
Elaboration: the manual harvest was made on September 30th, and the grapes were carried to the winery in cases of 15 kilos. Grapes were de-stemmed by hand and were put in 4 new French Allier oak barrels. The temperature of the grapes was lowered with carbonic ice and it was kept to 12ºC during 7 days. During the alcoholic fermentation, which was carried out by autochthonous yeasts, the cap was punched down by hand twice a day.
The pressing was made by a wood hydraulic vertical manual press with a capacity of 300 kilos. The wine made the malolactic fermentation in barrels and then it has remained for 13 months in 3 casks of French Allier oak François Frères and Darnajou.
Bottling: the process of bottling this wine was carried out with no previous filtration in June 2014.
Tasting: Cherry-red color very deep. Aroma of good intensity, elegant, with mineral notes, fruit in jam, and a great expression of the terroir. In mouth it is powerful, full-bodied, with good concentration and excellent balance, freshly, balsamic and fruity with mature tannins and a aromatic and varietal end.