Carignan (74%), Grenache (26%)
The Carignan is from 40 year old vines at Mas de Cabrera in Gandesa and at La Carabassa in Corbera. The Grenache (Garnatxa Negre) is from 30 year old vines at Mas de Cabrera.
Both grape varieties were hand picked separately before undergo- ing a 5 day cold soak. Individual fermentations followed at up to 26°C in stainless steel, with regular punchdowns. Malolactic fermentation and 12 months maturation was carried out in a mixture of old and new 300 litre French oak barrels. This wine is bottled unfiltered.
– Alcohol content: 14.5%
– Total acidity: 5.8 g/l (as tartaric)
– Volatile acidity: 0.46 g/l
– Residual sugar: 0.25 g/l
A serious, intense red with plenty of backbone and smooth tannins. Ripe black fruits dominate the nose and the palate, with notes of cedar and toffee.
Excellent with char gilled steaks or roast meats, pizza and strong cheeses. As a 100% Vegan wine it is ideal served with rich pulse laden casseroles or mushroom based dishes.
The wine is ready for drinking now and should ideally be served at 16-18°C. It can also be lightly chilled in the heat of summer.