Monasterio de las Viñas- Grandes Vinos y Viñedos, D.O. Cariñena - SPAIN.

CRIANZA

RED 2008

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GRAPE COMPOSITION:
Garnacha, Tempranillo and Syrah.
 
GRAPE SOURCING:
Garnacha, Tempanillo and Syrah harvested at the end of September. The Garnacha and Tempranillo are from our 35 to 40 years-old bush-vines. The Syrah proceeds from 20 years-old trellis vine.
 
VINTAGE:
VERY GOOD;  Rated by the Governing Councils of the Denomination of Origin
                                                                             
WINEMAKING
100% of our clusters were handpicked  early in the morning to arrive fresh at the winery. They were then cold-macerated prior the fermentation for 96 hours at 6 ºC, also known as “cold soak”.
The primary fermentation took place during 8 days in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature at 28 ºC. Once the fermentation finished, the wine stayed “Post-Fermentation Maceration” from 15 to 20 days to extract the grapes potential to the utmost.
We let the Tempranillo aged for 6 months in American & French oak barrels while the Garnacha and Syrah aged for 6 months in American oak barrels (225 L. barrels). We chose a final blend from the best barrels and then kept the wine in the bottle for 18 additional months.
 
TASTING NOTES:
Notions of smoke, game, violets, blackberry and blueberry set the stage for a smooth, elegant offering in which the oak adds a touch of complexity. This superb value is impeccably balanced and lengthy and will deliver enjoyment over the next 4-5 years. 
THE WINE ADVOCATE ROBERT PARKER 89 POINTS (2008 vintage)

 

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