Vd’O 1 – Carignan in Slate
Varieties: 100% Carignan
Straight Carignan wine from old vines grown on slate soil. This wine is continuing the Vd’O collection “Varietals de terrer”.
It is made from the best grapes from two plots: “Vinya de l’Avi” planted in 1946 and “El Roqué” planted in 1969, with an altitude over 200 m above the sea level and oriented to the southeast.
Harvest and Vinification
Hand picking harvest in plastic crates of 10 Kg, carrying out a first sorting in the vineyard and a second one berry by berry in the cellar.
Cold soak (4ºC) and alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature over 26-28ºC.
We combine the processing techniques punching down (pigeage) and pump over to extract the great personality of their grapes.
Long maceration and pressing at very low pressure.
Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, stirring the lees (bâtonnage) and malolactic fermentation in them that will qualify harmonically its aromatic expression.
Bottled without fining or filtering.
Bright cherry color.
Elegant bouquet with ripe black fruit expression, graffiti and balsamic notes, all surrounded by the minerality of its slate terroir.
On the palate, silky and enveloping beginning, round tannins and lively acidity, shows Carignan elegance on it soils, leaving a long and sweet ending.