QUAFF RATING3 – Pre out out
FARMINGVegetarian Vegan Practising Organic
VINEYARDThe grapes for this rosé were sourced from 60-year-old Garnacha bush-trained vines, planted on chalky-clay soils. The vineyards sit at 790 metres above sea level, meaning the grapes benefit from warm days followed by cool nights and undergo a perfectly paced, slow ripening. This allows them to accumulate great intensity of flavour whilst retaining acidity. These old vines are low yielding, around 5 tonnes per hectare, but the fruit that they produce is extremely concentrated. Harvesting is done by hand.
WINEMAKINGUpon arrival at the winery the Garnacha grapes were gently pressed and underwent a short maceration (approximately 1 hour) in the press itself to extract aroma and a delicate pale pink colour from the skins. After this, the must was transferred to temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks and was clarified by flotation. Once the desired clarity was achieved, fermentation at cool temperatures of 14 to 16°C ensured that the delicate and perfumed aromas were preserved in the wine. The wine underwent a period of ageing on its lees after fermentation to add texture to the palate, but didn't go through malolactic fermentation in order to retain its vibrancy.