Garnacha (60%), Tempranillo (30%) and Cariñena (10%) sourced from 40 to 50 year-old bush vines. The grapes were handpicked in the morning, then cold-soaked prior to fermentation for 96 hours at 43º F to extract color, fruit and flavor. Fermentation took 8 days in stainless steel tanks at 82º F; the wine stayed on the lees up to 20 days. Tempranillo and Cariñena aged for 24 months in French oak barrels; Garnacha aged for 24 months in American oak barrels of 225-liters. After blending, the wine spends an additional 36 months in bottle.
Lightly salty flavours (plumb and current). A lean finish.
Gently spiced plum and currant aromas come with a sprinkle of dusty earth. This blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo and Carignan feels tight and juicy, with acidity driving the palate. Lightly salty flavors of red plum and currant are fiery and come with an accent of oregano prior to a lean long finish.
Expect full-bodied and intense flavours.
It has slightly (1%) more alcohol content that the version we had two years ago.
CARINENA GRAN RESERVA – MONASTERIO DE LAS VINAS 2013
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