ALC: 14 % vol.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Merlot 100%
The estate is divided into individual vineyards. The grapes for this wine are grown in the Montesa
vineyard. Vines are trained on wires using a trellised system at a height of 1.8m, and are pruned to leave a single spur, this form of pruning is known as ‘cordon unilateral royat’.
There are 4115 vines per ha. producing 0,5kg of fruit per plant.
Grapes are harvested during the second week in September. Night harvest between midnight and 8am.
Grapes are selected by hand at the winery.
Cold pre fermentation maceration for 48 hours. Traditional fermentation in temperature controlled ‘tinajas’ of 16,000L made of French oak at a temperature of less than 28ºC. This is followed by a second maceration on lees for a further fifteen days.
The malolactic fermentation takes place in new French oak barrels. When this is complete the best barrels are selected to be blended together.
Aged on its lees in carefully selected, new, French oak barrels for twelve months.
Intense cherry colour with ruby tones.
Medium intense aromas of ripe red berry fruit, chocolate and minerals and spices.
Smooth, well structured and perfectly balanced with rich flavours of red berry fruit, spices, and a long, lingering, finish.
IDEALLY SERVED AT A TEMPERATURE OF 18ºC – 20ºC.