AVA Selecció 2016 /2017
Fruity, complex and elegant Manto Negro.
Minimum 70% Manto Negro plus other added varieties
Approximate alcohol: 14,5% vol.
Production: 4,000/5,000 bottles 750 ml
450 magnums 1500 ml
200 doble magnum 3000 ml
Hand-harvested in 14 kg crates and the indigenous variety Manto Negro – exclusively grown on our estate (very low yield) – adds a warm and fruity character.
The international varieties add body and freshness, enhancing the complexity, evolution and future of this typically Mediterranean wine.
Its malolactic fermentation and maceration partially takes place in open barrels, followed by 12 to 14 months in French oak barrels to complete the ageing, until the desired levels of complexity, elegance and smoothness have been achieved.
The wine is lightly filtered before bottling which adds brightness and clarity. No use of dairy or animal by-products (suitable for vegans).
Cherry red with hints of purple, deep colour, clean and bright.
Aromatic prevalence of red berry preserve and a hint of toastiness from the wood that adds complexity and elegance.
In the mouth it is pleasant, broad and fresh, intensely fruity and appropriately tannic which will improve over the next 2 years. Lingering finish.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: Around 18ºC
FOOD PAIRING: Stewed meats, game and intensely flavoured beef.
BEST: From release and over the following 8/10 years.