GRAPE: Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon
APPELLATION: Alicante DO
VINIFICATION: Manual harvested in individual small plastic crates to protect the grapes is followed by a strict selection process at the bodega. Cool maceration prior to the fermentation. 17 days skin and seed contact, precedes a further 12 months ageing in new French and American oak barrels.
TASTING NOTES: Deep cherry colour, with purple tones. Red and black fruit aromas like plums and prunes, with hints of balsamic and aromatic herbs. With a silky and pleasant entry in the mouth, it has sweet and ripe tannins and well balanced acidity. A deliciously Mediterranean blend.
FOOD PAIRING: back spareribs with dark beer and honey, duck breast fillet with port and cherry sauce, filet mignon with goat cheese and port sauce, pasta with tomatoes and braised beef, Texas barbecue beef ribs with spiced rum sauce.
90 Points by Wine Advocate (Robert Parker); Vintage 2014
90 Points by Wine Advocate (Robert Parker); Vintage 2015