|Tasting||Ruby red colour with medium depth and violet-shaded rim. An intense bouquet of fresh fruity aromas with hints of eucalyptus and liquorice. It becomes a powerful wine in mouth; with savoury tannins in the initial attack on the palate, an unctuous sensation in mid-palate and a lingering and fresh aftertaste.|
|Variety||80% Monastrell – 20%Syrah.|
|Ageing||12 months in French oak; 40% in 500 litre barrels and 60% in wooden vats.|
|Age of Vineyards||Syrah 16 years – Monastrell 40 years.|
|Soil||Stony limestone, poor in organic matter.
Monastrell Suelo profundo de base caliza con canto rodado y grava de aluviones.
Syrah Deep limestone soil with pebbles and alluvium..
|Harvest Season||From 20 September for Syrah until 13 October for the last Monastrell.|
|Vinification||Hand-picked in 15 kg boxes. Sorted in the vineyard and on a sorting table before entering the winery. Partially destemmed and pressed. Gravity-fed tank filling.
In 100 hl stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature. Fermentation with its own indigenous yeast with cap immersion or pigeage, and returned with a peristaltic pump. Macerated for 15 days. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
93 points. Peñín’s Guide. The Best Wines from Spain.Lavia 2009
93 points. Peñín’s Guide. The Best Wines from Spain.
Silver Medal. International Wine Guide.