3C Cariñena “Young Wine”
100% Cariñena 13.5% alcohol Sourced from 45-year old vines. This is a fresh, highly approachable wine that offers immediate fruity aromas of purple fruit, backed up with vibrant acidity and well-integrated tannins.
Sourced from 45-year old vines. This is a fresh, highly approachable wine that offers immediate fruity aromas of purple fruit, backed up with vibrant acidity and well-integrated tannins.
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Sourced from old vines planted at 1,935 feet, the wine comes from a 6-acre plot of 70-year old Garnacha with unbeatable conditions: 100% dry land, irrigated solely by rainwater, and planted on stony soils. Yields are so low that only 1 bottle is made from each vine row. After harvest and pressing 20% of the free run juice is bled off to increase the concentration. Fermentation is carried out by gentle delestage; after steeping in the grape pulp for over 28 days, the wine is gently transferred to French and American oak barrels, where it remains for over 10 months. To naturally conserve all the intensity, the wine is not clarified or filtered. The wine has a deep red-violet color with a surprising bouquet of cherries, blueberries and blackberries, offset by mature notes of orange preserves, spicy licorice, mineral and toasted oak. Full-bodied and concentrated to taste, with hints of cocoa, chocolate and cherry.
“This sets the stage for an elegant, spicy, incipiently complex wine that will benefit from another 1-2 years of bottle age. Drink this outstanding effort over the next 8 years.” – 90 Points, Wine Advocate (2008 vintage)