Espelt Old Vine Carignan 2011

Product code: 11ESPE2B2011

Blackberries and ripe fruit notes together with some hints of graphite toast and spices. In the palate it shows a medium body. Wide, with round and elegant tannins. Long aftertaste and very nice acidity.

  • Country:Spain
  • Region:Catalunya
  • Sub Region:Emporda
  • Vintage:2011
  • ABV:14%
  • Residual sugar:2.0 g/L
  • Colour:Red
  • Product Type:Still
  • Bottle Size:75 cl
  • Grape Variety:Carignan
  • Closure:Natural Cork
  • IWC Award:Silver

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Espelt Old Vines Carinyeenah

Product guide note

This red wine comes from the northeast Spanish region of Caninena. It is made from very old vines - some are over 60 years old. It is full bodied with flavours of bramble fruits and some spicy notes too.

Production information

Producer: Espelt Viticultors

Espelt Viticultors

Production note

The vineyards are between 30 and 70 years old and the soils are very poor with granite, sand and slate. Harvested by hand (8 kg cases) at the end of September. Cold soak for 48hrs at less than 8°C. Fermentation on the skins for 15 days with very soft pump-over’s. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in the barrels. The wine spends 6 months in oak barrels (228 litres).

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