This Carignan is the result of a long-term relation with a producer from Melozal, aimed at maintaining the traditions that have been passed from generation to generation. Therefore, we don't interfere in the management of these very old 60-100 year-old vines, intending to transmit the terroir and the authenticity of this varietal in each bottle.
About the Vineyard
Poor and shallow depth soils along with high temperatures and water stress confer high concentration and rich natural acidity, typical of the granitic quartz soils and significant temperature ranges. The diversity of the landscape in terms of topography and plantations is very important as it forms a supplement that gives complexity to the wine. Coastal dry climate with very hot summer and broad temperature differential.
Vinified in small lots with long maceration in order to get fruitness and a round mouthfeel. Its high natural acidity and tannins allow the wine to be aged for a long time with a good evolution.
Intense deep red color, with outstanding aromas of red fruits, sour cherries, flowers and mineral notes. Very refreshing, complex and well-structured on the palate, its rustic tannins have been tamed by the time spent in old barrels bestowing a better evolution of the tannins.
Pairs well with any type meat, especially lamb because the tannins cut through the fattiness without hiding the flavors of the food. Also a good match with strong cheeses.