GRAPE: Monastrell and Garnacha
APELLATION: Alicante DO.
VINIFICATION: Made with Monastrell and Garnacha from more than 45 years old vines. Malolactic Fermentation Cold soaked for four days then whole bunch maceration on the skins for 23 days. Aged 12 months French oak barrels.s in a combination of 50% used French oak barrels and 50% used American oak barrels
TASTING NOTES: Dark cherry red color with bright notes. Intense nose of mature black fruits with subtle aromatic hints of eucalyptus and lavender. Complex on the nose with notes of clove, cocoa and esparto grass all present. Full bodied in the mouth with mature ripe tannins, balanced acidity, good structure and grip and a long fresh finish.
FOOD PAIRING: Duck ham, Risottos, Pâté, White meat with sauce, Roasted lamb, Stuffed aubergines, Cold meat, Mushrooms, Beef, Pasta with meat sauce.
RATINGS HISTORY: 92 Points by Wine Advocate (Robert Parker); Vintage 2016