Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan

/Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan

Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan

This wine brings together a blend of mediterranean varieties that grow on the dry, granitic grounds of San Javier, with all the winemaking tradition.

Harvest notes

The season 2014-2015 was a very long season in terms of date for the vineyards in Alquihue, San Javier, Maule Valley. Having the harvest at the last week of April, this vineyard was not affected by the high temperatures presents in the main valley, during the ripeness period (march). The strong action of the wind over the vineyard allowed to control the rise of rains in the zone, being the highest of the last three seasons, these bring on a lower amount of freeze. All these conditions plus the good temperatures and high luminosity during the harvest increase the production of the vineyard and offer for the season a high quality grape for the varieties Cabernet Franc, Cot, Carignan, Mourvedre y Petit Verdot.

D.O.: Maule
Color: Garnet Red
Varieties: Grenache 40%, Mourvèdre 30%, Carignan 20%
Alcohol: 13,5°
PH/ Acidity: 3.55/5.0
Residual Sugar: 2 gr/lt

Vineyards

The vineyard is located at 175-250 m.a.s.l. over the last portion of the coastal range hills. Because of these, are influenced by the wind coming from the Pacific Ocean, refreshing the vineyards on the slopes, getting longer time to ripeness. The soil is based on granitic, with some red clays and slade stones in the highest points. All these conditions increase the minerality in our wines
Vineyard age: 20 years.

Elaboration

Harvested manually between 1st to 15 of April in small cases of 12 kg . Fermented in small Inox tanks with natives yeast. Daily gentle punch downs made by hand helped to keep the cap moist during the alcoholic fermentation in a temperature of 24°C up to 26°C during 22 up to 25 days. It is aged in french oak barrels of second use for over 12 months. After the malolactic fermentation the wine it is saved for a year looking forward for more structure, elegance and complexity.

Aging

12 months in french casks.
Number of produced bottles: 16,000
Two lots. All the production is bottled in two days.

 

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