Carignan

2018

Area: D.O. Terra Alta (Catalonia, Spain)

Grape varieties: 100% Carignan old vine.

Graduation: 14º

Type of Wine: Oak Maturated Red Wine

Description:

A 100% Carignan wine from old vines. A wine with structure, elegant and balanced. The toasted aromas of the aging blend perfectly with the ripe black fruit. A delicious Carignan.
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12 months
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Crop
of dry land
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Hand-picked
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Production
1.600 bottles
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SO2
38 mg/l
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Suitable for
vegans
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Biosphere
Reserve
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“The expression of the old Carignan, traditionally discredited.
Harvest to Red Scratch ”

Elaboration

Cold pre-maceration, fermentation at low temperature for 21 days, long maceration with mature skin, soft pressing, malolactic in barrel.

Maturation

Maturation in French oak barrels for 12 months of 300L capacity, medium toast. Second use barrels to not mask the fruit and get a stylish maturation. Clarified and slightly filtered, sediments may form.

Concept

Wine/tribute to the Carignan, in his old age gets to show its full potential, in my opinion, “the Mediterranean Cabernet” because of its reduced size berry, acidity, color and structure.
For the label has chosen an owl, hand-drawn, since this animal, elderly, symbolizes wisdom in children’s stories, perhaps as old Carignan??

Tasting note

Very lively, bright color. Concentrated, tannic wine with good acidity, balance between 14% alcohol and acidity. Good fruit concentration, youthful wine. Mineral, long, fine grained tannins, salty. Red fruits: cranberries, red currant, red cherry. Very refreshing, oak beautifully integrated, wonderful length, well-balanced. Serious and pleasant at the same time!

Tasting by Frank Smulders MW (Master of Wine desde 1992).

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