Crianza red wine, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon y Monastrell.
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CATEGORY: VINO DE LA TIERRA ALTIPLANO DE SIERRA NEVADA
TYPE OF WINE: “Crianza”
GRAPE VARIETY: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Monastrell
BOTTLE SIZE: 0.75 LITRES (26.4 UK FL OZ) and Magnum (1,5L)
12 months in French and American Oak Casks
From its own vineyards
Produced and bottled by the winery, Finca Peñas Prietas (Cortes y Graena, Granada)
CINVE 2015: Gold Medal
Premios Mezquita 2015: Mezquita’s Great Gold Medal
Premios Mezquita 2015: Premio Diputación Best Wine
Guía Peñín 2015: 90 points
Digital Wine Up 2015: 90,69 points
Guía Extreme 2014: Silver Medal
Premios Mezquita 2013: Bronze Medal
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5 % Vol.
Near the varaison the clusters were thinned so that the vines developed their full potential with a suitable yielding. The harvest was hand-made, and only perfect state clusters were picked, plot by plot according to the optimal state of maturity, in order to obtain the maximum quality. The grapes were transported to the cellar in the shortest time possible, in small boxes which contain 15 Kg (33 pounds) of them.
Once in the cellar, they were pressed, and temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks were filled. Fermentation was performed at 20º C (68º F), with periodical risings twice a day during the 4 or 5 days that maceration took. Then, the wine was devatted and allowed to end its alcoholic fermentation.
The monolactic fermentation took place in the same stainless steel tanks used before, allowing for the own wine bacteria to perform it in a natural way.
Aging is carried out in French and American oak barrels for twelve months. Later, after bottling, it has remained in natural caves with constant temperature and humidity, 16ºc of average, another twelve months.
Cherry color. Aroma reminiscent of ripe red fruits, with spicy hints of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Soft tannin on the palate, accompanied by the right acidity. Its taste is nice and round.
RECOMMENDATIONS AND PAIRING
Serving temperature: 16ºC
Pairing: Red and white meat with sauces, game meat, rice mushrooms, cured and semicured cheeses, pasta dishes, vegetables, soups, sausages, legumes...
We wanted to get a result, structured and balanced, using as a basis the fruits of the strains more ancient of the farm, belonging to the Monastrell variety on foot Frank.
Two autochthonous varieties, Tempranillo and Monastrell; have joined in this wine with a foreign, the Cabernet Sauvignon that brings more structure to the wine.