Montsalvat 2001

Made from a blend of 70% Cariñena grapes from 80 to 100 year old vines and 30% Garnacha of the same age. Yields are less than a ton an acre from steeply terraced vineyards of granite and quartzite shards. Aged in new French barriques, bottled unfined and unfiltered. Ripe flavors of wild blackberries with a long, mineral finish. Both powerful and elegant.

Tasting Notes

Made from a blend of 70% Cariñena grapes from 80 to 100 year old vines and 30% Garnacha of the same age. Yields are less than a ton an acre from steeply terraced vineyards of granite and quartzite shards. Aged in new French barriques, bottled unfined and

Food Pairing

Both powerful and elegant, this wine can be paired with a wide array of hearty dishes.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Cap de Serra i Tosses vineyard
Vineyard size
25 acres
Soil composition
llicorella (granite, quartz)
Training method
Bush
Elevation
990-2,310 feet
Vines/acre
800-1,600
Yield/acre
0.3 tons
Exposure
Southern/Western
Year vineyard planted
1910-1960
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
2002
Bottles produced of this wine
3,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
70% Carineña, 30% Garnacha
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New
Fermentation temperature
79 °F
Maceration length
21
Type of aging container
French barriques
Length of bottle aging
24 months
Type of oak
French oak
Length of aging before bottling
18 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.5 %
pH level
3.3
Acidity
4.7 g/L

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