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The Winebow Group

La Tremenda 2009

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Wine Description

The name "La Tremenda" references the name of the vineyard from which the grapes for this wine are grown and handharvested. Made entirely from mature Monastrell vines, carefullyraised in the harsh, arid landscape of Alicante. "The vine must suffer..." and here it does.

Tasting Notes

Bright ruby-red in color, this wine shows expressive notes of fresh black cherries and red berries mingled with hints of sweet spice, toast and cocoa. On the palate, this accessible red shows silky texture, liveliness and long length.

Food Pairing

Pair it with pork chops Normandy, Kobe beef, or parmesan-crusted asparagus tips.

  • Vineyard & Production Info

    • Vineyard name: The La Tremenda vineyard
    • Vineyard size: 30 acres
    • Soil composition: Sand and limestone
    • Training method: Gobelet
    • Elevation: 1,980 feet
    • Vines/acre: 440
    • Yield/acre: 0.9 tons
    • Exposure: Northern/Southern
    • Year vineyard planted: 1985
    • Harvest time: October
    • First vintage of this wine: 2007
    • Bottles produced of this wine: 50,000
  • Winemaking & Aging

    • Varietal composition: 100% Monastrell
    • Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks
    • Length of alcoholic fermentation: 6 days
    • Fermentation temperature: 75-77 °F
    • Maceration technique: Pumpovers
    • Length of maceration: 9 days
    • Malolactic fermentation: Yes
    • Type of aging container: Barrels
    • Size of aging container: 225 L
    • Age of aging container: 2-3 years old
    • Type of oak: American oak
    • Length of aging before bottling: 6 months
    • Length of bottle aging: 12 months
  • Analytical Data

    • Alcohol: 14.0 %
    • pH level: 3.5
    • Residual sugar: < 1.0 g/L
    • Acidity: 5.5 g/L
    • Dry extract: 34.0 g/L