- Made with 100% Garnacha grapes
- Sweet, spicy finish
- Deep ruby color with complex bouquet
93 Points - "Deep, bright ruby. Complex bouquet offers scents of blueberry, boysenberry, cola, dark chocolate and mace. Broad, sweet dark berry flavors display liqueur-like depth and power and are nicely framed by velvety tannins. A tangy mineral note gains strength with air and adds vivacity to the long, sweet, spicy finish. I'd drink this alluring wine on the young side for its exuberant fruit character." -Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar.
COMPOSITION: 100% Garnacha
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
The grapes for this wine come from 62 hectares (153.2 acres) of 35-92 year old Garnacha vines.
The vines are trained in the vaso system and undergo vigorous canopy management and green harvest during the maturation process beginning in June and finishing in August/September. Vinification process begins in the vineyard where only the most perfectly mature bunches are selected beginning at the end of September and finishing 15th to 20th of October. The fully matured bunches are harvested into small boxes to prevent crushing, and taken to triage tables at the winery. The famous Australian winemaker, Chris Ringland, oversees the winemaking process.
The selected grapes are placed into small open vat fermenters that hold 4 tons per batch. The must is basket pressed. The wine was aged in new French and American oak barrels from October 2002 to March 2004. It was bottled unfiltered in June 2004.