The Wine Advocate: 93 points
Silver Vinari Award
Technical data: download technical data PDF Gresa 2016
Image: download Gresa 2016 Image
Grape Varieties: Carignan (40%), Grenache(35%) and Syrah (25%)
Sandy-granitic soil (Gresa) (elegance): Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, lyre trellis to improve cluster and leaf sun exposure, to obtain maximum photosynthetic function and, therefore, a complete ripening of the grape.
Slaty soil (mineral): Old selected Carignan vines with low yields, about 1 kg/grapevine.
Harvest & Vinification
Hand picking harvest in crates of 10 Kg, carrying out a first selection in the vineyard and a second sorting berry by berry in the cellar.
Cold soak (4ºC) and alcoholic fermentation (controlled temperature over 26ºC) in small and wide stainless steal and oak vats. Long maceration and pressing at very low pressure. Ageing process in French oak barrels, takes 15 months, combining fine and extra fine grain to obtain more complexity and also enhanced by stirring the lies and malolactic fermentation in them.
Bottled in July 2017 without fining or filtering.
Bright cherry color.
Black fruit and ripe cherry aromas, mineral notes on a background of balsamic and aromatic Mediterranean herbs.
On the palate is intense, unctuous, greedy and fruity with a silky tannin, fresh and long finish.