Estrecho 2015

This flavorful red is named after "El Estrecho de Pipa", which translates as “the Strait of Pipe," the area where the vineyards are situated, which has a reputation for creating red wines with a streak of slatey minerality. Made entirely from mature, hand-harvested Monastrell, fermented and aged for 12 months in French oak.

Tasting Notes

Bright ruby-red in color, Estrecho shows attractive aromas of red cherry, plum and wet slate. On the palate, the wine has refreshing acidity and bright fruit flavors.

Food Pairing

Great match for spicy cured meats, seafood stews, or fritto misto.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Estrecho de Pipa vineyard
Vineyard size
70 acres
Soil composition
Sandy-Loam
Training method
Gobelet
Elevation
2,310 feet
Vines/acre
440
Yield/acre
0.2 tons
Exposure
Northern / Southern
Year vineyard planted
1947
Harvest time
November
First vintage of this wine
2003
Bottles produced of this wine
12,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Monastrell
Fermentation container
Barriques and Wooden vats
Age of Aging Container
One-Three years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
7 days
Fermentation temperature
82-86 °F
Maceration technique
Punchdown
Maceration length
25
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
12 months
Size of aging container
500 L
Type of oak
French: Allier
Length of aging before bottling
12 months

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