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“Finesse and Fruity Intensity”

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Garnacha.

2019 VINTAGE PRODUCTION

1.281 bottles.

VINIFICATION

Manual grape harvest of each grape variety in small ten-kilogram tubs. Cooling in cold room until the temperature of the grapes goes down to 3 °C. Double selection of clusters and grains, with mild destemming and crushing. Individual vinification of grapes from La Ladera de Zorraquín and El Recuenco. Gravity-fed into French oak vats with no pumping. Cold macerated and fermented for 19 days with native yeast strains. Gravity racked to new and second-year French 500-litre oak barrels before malolactic fermentation.

AGEING

18-month stay in barrels from different cooperages without racking. The wine remains over lees until bottled, with periodic bâtonnages during the first four months. The wine is bottled without filtering or fining, so a small amount of natural precipitate may appear over time.

THE BOTTLE

Our bottle is inspired in an original eighteenth-century bottle that is on exhibit at the Vivanco Museum of the Culture of Wine.

TASTING NOTES

Very intense garnet-cherry red. Powerful, complex aroma, with abundant ripe red and dark fruit, and well-integrated find wood. There are also elegant mineral notes, spices, toffee and liquorice. Very expressive in the mouth, with a silky, fresh, tasty, intense mouthfeel, leaving a long aftertaste, complex and elegant.

PAIRING

All kinds of char-grilled red meat, foie gras, casseroles and game dishes.

LA LADERA DE ZORRAQUÍN (VILLAMEDIANA) Y EL RECUENCO (TUDELILLA)

After a wet, Atlantic, 2018, 2019 proved to be a more Mediterranean vintage from the outset. Despite continuing abundant rainfall after harvest, December, January and February were dry and warm, favouring the start of bud break ahead ten days compared to the previous vintage. The spring was wet again, especially in the Tudelilla area, with more than 100 litres of rainfall from April to May. A warm summer continued to bring forward the season compared to previous vintages, with a high incidence of thunderstorms in July. Fruit set was low and irregular for the Garnacha, with lower yields per hectare, thereby providing greater concentration and maturity. El Recuenco plot was harvested on 10 October and La Ladera de Zorraquín, on 7 October.

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