CATEGORY: VINO DE LA TIERRA ALTIPLANO DE SIERRA NEVADA
TYPE OF WINE: “Crianza”
GRAPE VARIETY: Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Merlot
BOTTLE SIZE: 0,75L and Magnum (1,5L)
12 months in 300 litre French oak casks from 9 different cooperages and various degrees of toasting.
From its own vineyards
Produced and bottled by the winery, Finca Peñas Prietas (Cortes y Graena, Granada)
AWC Viena: Gold Medal
INTERNATIONAL WIDE GUIDE 2012: Gold Medal
Guia PEÑIN 2013: 90 points
Concurso Internacional CINVE 2013: Gold Medal
Guia REPSOL 2014: 91 points
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 colour, clean and bright with middle layer. Good aromatic intensity, sincere and complex. On the palate lots of red fruit, balsamic, roasted that reminds us of dark chocolate. Good entry, meaty, rich, structured, broad enough fruit, polished tannins and good acidity. Persistent and fruity finish.
RECOMMENDATIONS AND PAIRING
Pairing: Game meat with sauce.
We wanted to get a wine complex and powerful but at the same time pleasing to the palate. Muñana 3 Cepas, show us the softness, color, aromas and pleasant strength of the Syrah variety; and reveals the structure and Assembly of the Cabernet Sauvignon, adding the softness of Merlot.
Muñana 3 Cepas, is certainly a wine to enjoy.