Tarima Hill is a complex, elegant, varietal expression of the most authentic clones of Monastrell in the world. Vines were planted between 1930 and 1970. The grapes are sorted meticulously at the winery, and fermented in stainless steel open top fermenters by indigenous yeast. The wine is transferred to primarily new French oak Bordelaise and Burgundy barrels and some second use barrels for malolactic fermentation. Ageing takes place for 14 months in primarily new French oak Bordelaise and Burgundy barrels and some second use barrels. During bottling the wine is Unfined and unfiltered.
About the Vineyard
Multiple proprietary ungrafted vineyards planted in the unique terroir of the subregion located between the Sierra de Salinas, Sierra de Umbria, and the Sierra de la Sima.
Traditional dry farmed viticulture with organic goblet trained vines. Cultivated completely by hand, with minimal human intervention and hand harvest.
The wine exhibits deep garnet color with flashes of violet and a bouquet of dark red cherries and leather. On the palate the wine achieves its full potential, offering notes of black berries, plums and licorice with an elegant but persistent finish.