Grape variety: Bobal 100%.
Appellation: DOP Utiel-Requena.
Vineyard: Grapes come from the plots “El Pitorral” and “Los Cantos” . The culture system per vertical cordon reduces plant vigor, achieving a lower yield per vine. Also particular pruning technics help reduce the grape size and gain more concentration and more equal maturation. Sustainable agriculture. Clayey-chalky soil and river stones.
Altitude: 750 m.
Harvest: Manual in boxes of 10 kg during the first two weeks of October 2016.
Winemaking: The grapes are cooled down in cold storage at 5 ºC during 24 hours. Destemmed and selection table. Without crushing. Fermentation with their own yeast and maceration without intervention for 3 weeks. Malolactic fermentation in 2000L fudres.
Aging: 14 months in 2000L fudres.
Bottling: April 2nd, 2018.
Total production: 3000 bottles.
Tasting notes: deep bright red cherry colour. The wine’s thick legs come to tint the glass, which gives an idea of its density. On the nose, the wine is intense and elegant, with hints of black wild fruit, spices, balsamics and roasted notes, milk coffee, all wrapped in a soft touch of fine wood. The palate is meaty, juicy, creamy, with soft tannins, very fruity with hints of black liquorice. It is long and pleasant, with great balance. To drink and enjoy now, or save for the next 5 years or longer.
Food pairing: all kinds of red meats and game, spicy stews, semi-soft and aged cheeses, foie gras, cold cuts and dark chocolate.
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Temp. of service: 15-18ºC
Formats: 75 cl. / 6 bottles.
Awards and ratings:
BRONZE MEDAL-Decanter World Wine Awards 2021