GRAPE: Monastrell and Garnacha.
APPELLATION: Alicante DOP.
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.
91 Points by James Suckling; Vintage 2017.
92 Points by Wine Advocate (Robert Parker); Vintage 2016.
PRODUCER: Beryna is the best known and most individual wine from their Casa Balaguer Estate. It has won numerous awards and achieved extremely high ratings from the most prestigious national and international critics. Monastrell and Garnacha make the perfect partnership combining both mature fruit and freshness respectively.