Vd’O 2 – Carignan in Sand
Varieties: 100% Carignan
Straight Carignan wine from old vines grown on sand soil “Varietals de terrer”.
The wine comes from old Carignan bush vines from the selected plot “Hort d’en Joan” planted in 1909 on sand soil locate at the village Capmany (Alt-Empordà), with an altitude over 90 m above the sea level and oriented to the north.
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 alcholic fermentation 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.
Vintage that express the Alt Empordà fire of July 2012.
Bright cherry color.
Complex fragrance: ripe black fruit, cherry liquor, balsamic, forest and smoky notes that come from the fire that surrounded the vineyard.
On the palate, we perceive intensity but with silky texture and tannins, ending with a long and fresh finish. At the mouth, we found again sensations of ash that reminds he warmth when bonfire goes out.