The year 2016 started with very high temperatures and low precipitation levels for this period of the year.
Both the rain level and the temperatures were low since the budburst until the second third of spring. In May, the temperature and rain started increasing, which promoted a fast grow in the vines, compensating for the slow development until then.
From the beginning of summer until the veraison and during the maturation, the days were really hot. In the middle of September, with a good maturation level and based on the greater influence of the moon, the Alicante Bouschet grapes were harvested and send to the winery under excellent quality conditions.
Vintage: 2016 Grape Varieties: Alicante Bouschet
Vineyard Area: 12ha Soils: Sedimentary schist and greywack soils Irrigation: Localized irrigation with strictly controlled requirements and in accordance with quality parameter Production: 6tons/ha.
The grapes are hand-picked in the cycle of greater influence of the moon in the sap transport. Once arrived at the winery, the grapes are hand-selected. The fermentation and the maceration take place in “lagares”. The end of alcoholic and malolactic fermentation happen in new French oak barrels, ageing there for 12 months.
Deep concentrated ruby colour. Complex aromas of dark berries with well- integrated oak notes. Full-flavoured, round, silky and mature tannins.
Food pairing: rich red meat dishes, hunting dishes, sausages, intense flavoured cheeses with creamy texture
Serving temperature: 14 – 16oc 2017-2028