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CATEGORY: VINO DE LA TIERRA ALTIPLANO DE SIERRA NEVADA
TYPE OF WINE: “Crianza”
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Petit Verdot
BOTTLE SIZE: 0,75L (26.4 UK FL OZ)
PRODUCTION: 11.914 botellas
12 months in 300 litre French oak casks from 9 different cooperages and various degrees of toasting.
12 months in bottle kept in underground natural caves at 16 ° Caverage temperature.
From its own vineyards
Produced and bottled by the winery, Finca Peñas Prietas (Cortes y Graena, Granada)
INTERNATIONAL WIDE GUIDE 2012: Silver Medal
GUIA REPSOL 2013: 90 points
ALCOHOL CONTENT:13 % 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 with Garnet rim. The aromas are ripe fruit, spicy, complex, mineral, with hints of toasting barrels. On the palate powerful tannins and slightly astringent.
RECOMMENDATIONS AND PAIRING
Serving temperature: : 17ºC
Pairing: Meats of all kinds.
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