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

RESERVA

RED 2006

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GRAPE COMPOSITION:
Garnacha 70% - Tempranillo 20% - Cariñena 10%
 
GRAPE SOURCING:
Garnacha, Tempranillo and Cariñena harvested at the end of September from our 35 to 45 years-old bush-vines.
 
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  6ºC, 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 and Cariñena aged for 12 months in French oak barrels while the Garnacha aged for 12 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 24 additional months.
 
TASTING NOTES:
Spice box, pepper, violets mineral, black cherry, and plum aromas are followed by a ripe, plush, pleasure-bent red that has enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years. Drink this outstanding value over the next 6-7 years. 
THE WINE ADVOCATE ROBERT PARKER 90 POINTS (2006 vintage)

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