Vineyards and vines
Location: Surrounding the hilltop town of Vilalba dels Arcs, around 450m above sea level.
Varieties: Cariñena 100%.
Vine age: Old vines - over 70 years old.
At the beginning of October. The best grapes are selected based on good healthy vines and optimum level of ripeness.
Colour: Deep dark cherry – maroon colour
Nose: Intense nose with subtle toasted and mineral notes, integrated with ripe dark fruit aromas and hints of spices (chocolate, cinnamon, liquorice) as well as balsamic and perfumed oak touches.
Taste: Powerful, complex ,smooth and well structured with rich ripe fruit flavours. The spicy, balsamic and light mineral notes from the nose continue on the palate. Good level of acidity allowing good ageing, with smooth ripe and well integrated tannins. This is a full bodied, well structured wine with excellent balance between fruit, acidity and oak, leading to a long smooth finish rich in concentrated spicy notes and Mediterranean aromas.
The wine will develop well over the next 7-10 years.