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Les Sorts Vinyes Velles
2005 Blend

Viticulture

Vineyard: Several Vineyards near El Masroig.
Soil Type: It is formed by the decomposition of the granite mass of Falset, mixed with tertiary age limestone deposits.
Vine Age: Older than 50.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: October 2005.
Yield: 2.5 t/ha.

Vinification:

Vinyes Velles (Old Vines) has been made using the grape's own yeast, with indigenous fermentation.
Fermentation and maceration of the grapes has been a relatively slow process and took approximately 26 days to be completed. Malolactic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, finally the wine was aged for 13 to 14 months in new French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Deep red ruby.
Nose: Fresh red and black berries with some smoky notes. After some airing in the glass the wine develops more complexity and some spicy notes of black pepper, Asian spices, clove, chocolate and fine cocoa.
Palate: At first it is fresh in the mouth then evolves slowly and shows more mature tannins. The berry flavors are omnipresent and the finish is long and elegant.
Other: Vinyes Velles is an ideal match for any rich sauces but also with spicy dishes, goes well with Indian curries or even a steak.
This wine may be kept in good conditions until 2015 or even longer.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14.7
RS (g/l): 1.5
TA (g/l): 5.5
pH: 3.50
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