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MONTCLASS

Grenache | Carignan | Syrah
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Vineyard

Made with grapes from vines planted in 2000 on slate soils.

 

Manual collection in small boxes of 15 kg. The harvest is carried out by qualified people who select the good quality grapes on the spot.

Elaboration

The fermentation of the de-stemmed grapes is carried out in stainless steel tanks, the majority with a capacity of 1ooo kg, equipped with refrigeration panels to maintain constant temperatures below 26ºC.

 

We macerate for 15 or 20 days before pressing.

The pressing is done in the old model press manually. Being the extraction less than 60%.

Aging

Aged for 8 months in used French oak barrels.

 

Tasting note

Cherry red color. Intense and pleasant aromas of red fruits with elegant minerality, notes of cherry liquor with light toasts. Wide and concentrated, it shows soft and sweet spicy notes. Pleasant and persistent aftertaste.

Production

Around 5,000 bottles per year

Awards

James Sucklin: 91 points

MONTGARNATX

65% Grenache | 35% Carignan

Vineyard

Made with grapes from vines planted in 2000 (60%) and old vines from before 1960 (40%) on slate soils. With a yield of no more than 2,000 kg / ha.

 

Manual collection in small boxes of 15 kg. The harvest is carried out by qualified people who select the good quality grapes on the spot.

Elaboration

The fermentation of the de-stemmed grapes is carried out in stainless steel tanks, the majority of which are 1000 kg in capacity, equipped with refrigeration panels to maintain constant temperatures below 26ºC.

 

We macerate for 15 or 20 days before pressing.

The pressing is done in the old model press manually. Being the extraction less than 60%.

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Aging

Aged for 12 months in second-use French oak barrels.

 

Tasting note

Deep red cherry color. On the nose it is complex and harmonious. Red fruits such as strawberry, wild berries, flowers but after an open time, notes of tobacco, slate and balsamic aromas appear. As well as figs and plums and some touches of cream and caramel, along with cinnamon and licorice. In the mouth it is powerful, extraordinary and elegant. Sweet and even tannins, perfectly balanced, very mineral and fruity. Smooth and persistent finish.

Production

Around 4,000 bottles per year

Awards

Robert Parker: 93 points

Wine Enthusiast: 92 points

MONSALVAT

90% Carignan | 10% Grenache
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Vineyard

Made with the Cariñena variety, in more than 90% (the rest, Garnacha), with grapes from vines planted before 1950 on slate soils. With a yield of no more than 700 kg / ha.

 

Manual collection in small boxes of 15 kg. The harvest is carried out by qualified people who select the good quality grapes on the spot.

Elaboration

The fermentation of the de-stemmed grapes is carried out in stainless steel tanks, the majority of which are 1000 kg in capacity, equipped with refrigeration panels to maintain constant temperatures below 26ºC.

 

We macerate for more than 20 days before pressing.

The pressing is done in the old model press manually. Being the extraction less than 60%.

Aging

Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

 

Tasting note

Purple in color. Opaque with ruby ​​reflections. On the nose it is extremely complex. Black and red fruits, such as blackberries and wild berries; very mineral due to slate soils. Smoke, tar, leather and slate, some hints of balsamic aromas are also present, mainly mint. Balanced, elegant and highly structured with incredible depth, leading to a persistent mineral finish. Soft, expressive and persistent.

Production

Around 1,500 bottles per year.

Awards

Robert Parker: 95 points

Wine Enthusiast: 92 points

BLANC DE MONSALVAT

40% Trepat Blanc | 40% Macabeo | 10% White Grenache | 10% Muscat

Vineyard

Mainly elaborated with Macabeu and Garnacha blanca varieties, and a minority part of Trepat Blanc, an autochthonous variety that provides rusticity and wild aromas. Finally we provide a minimum amount of Moscatell to ensure a slight touch of sweetness.

Production per Ha does not exceed 1500 Kg

 

Manual collection in small boxes of 15 kg. The harvest is carried out by qualified people who select the good quality grapes on the spot.

Elaboration

We carry out a premaceration in a stainless steel tank at 8ºC for 2 days to extract aromas. After gently pressing the grapes manually before fermenting, we pass them to new French oak barrels where they will be aged for 2 to 3 months, using the Batonage method, daily during fermentation, using a bamboo cane.

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Aging

Aged for 3 months in French oak barrels.

 

Tasting note

With a light golden color, this exotic wine has intense aromas of minerals, honey, marzipan and burnt cream. Dry on the palate with full body, notes of cardamom and clove may appear. The end is long and pure.

Production

Around 1,000 bottles per year

Awards

Robert Parker: 96 points

James Suckling: 90 points

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