Pinot Noir 2012
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THE THREE HECTARES OF THE PINOT NOIR VINEYARD, SITUATED AT ABOVE 900 METRES, IS CARED FOR AS IF IT WERE A GARDEN. IT IS HERE THAT THE GRAPES FOR OUR BEST INTERNATIONALLY-RECOGNISED WINES ARE GROWN, AND THE HARVEST IS CARRIED OUT IN TWO SEPARATE STAGES TO ENSURE A BALANCED RESULT.
COLD MACERATION AND TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED FERMENTATION MAKE SURE THAT THE BEST QUALITIES ARE EXTRACTED FROM THIS DELICATE GRAPE VARIETY, AND PART OF THE MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION TAKES PLACE IN EXTRA-LARGE OAK BUTTS OF 300 AND 500 LITRES. THIS PREPARATION SAFEGUARDS THE CHARACTER OF THE FRUIT, AND IS FOLLOWED BY AGEING FOR EIGHT MONTHS IN THE BEST FRENCH OAK AVAILABLE.
With less alcohol than previous vintages, this floral wine is subtle and more varietal. Smooth and agreeably complex on the tongue, with a long follow-through. A perfect example of the expression of the terroir of the Ronda region as far as this special grape variety is concerned.
Twice winner of the Gold Medal (2010) and the Great Gold Medal (2008) at the Mundial du Pinot Noir held annually en Sierre, Switzerland - very unusual for the Spanish version of this variety - it positions the wine at the highest international level
In addition to the normal 75 ml bottle, the wine is available in magnum and double magnum sizes.
100% Pinot Noir