DO: Vino de la Tierra de Cádiz
Variedades: Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Tintilla de Rota.
Crianza: More than 12 months in American and French oak barrels, new and second use.
Acidez Total: 5.7 (tartaric acid)
Acidez Volátil: 0.49 (acetic acid)
Azucares residuales: 2.8 g/l
2012 saw scarce rainfall, nearly half compared to the previous year which saw 742 l/m2. In Spring there were periods of high temperaturas, however July was mild with the heat only arriving the first two weeks of August. The quality of the grape was very good as were the musts obtained. The monitoring of the maturation began on 30th July until the harvest of each variety. The harvest began on 8th August with Merlot and finished on 25th September with Tintilla de Rota. The harvest was carried out by hand with selection of the best bunches in the vineyard.
Micro-vinification is the guiding principal behind the elaboration of the Finca Moncloa wines which are all about the grape varieties and how they reflect their terroir. The harvest Was carried out by hand with selection of the best bunches in the vineyard. After malolactic fermentation each grape variety is aged separately in French and American oak barrels, noth new and of second use. After 12 months in barrel the blend is carried out. The wine was bottled in March 2014 and will remain in bottle for up to 12 months before being released to the market.
Comentarios del enólogo:
This wine shows medium-high intensity with cherry red tones and persistent legs. Intense aromas of red and black fruits such as blackberry, blueberry and plum. It also shows mineral notes, spices such as black pepper, clove and vanilla, and balsamics which intensify in the glass. Well balanced with good acidity and slightly sweet entrance. A smooth wine however with body, long and showing smooth tannins. On the mouth fruit, spice and notes of oak. Long and persistent finish.
Servicio y maridaje.
Given the structure of this wine it is perfect to accompany game, cold meats, spicy food, red meats, lamb and dishes with strong sauces. Reccomended to be consumed now until 2020.