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Pinyeres
2009 Blend

Viticulture

Vineyard: Vineyards located around the town of El Masroig.
Soil Type: Mostly chalky & calcareous.
Vine Age: 30 to 50 years old.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: September-October 2009.
Yield: 4.5 t/ha

Vinification:

Castell de les Pinyeres is a blend of 40% Red Grenache, 30% Carignan, and 10% of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tempranillo.
This wine was made using traditional fermentation with indigenous yeast. The two typical regional grapes; Carignan & Grenache are the backbone, the addition of the other less traditional grapes add complexity to the wine.
Aged for 12 months in French (80%) and American (20%) used oak barrels.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Deep dark color.
Nose: Rich red fruits aromas with some spices, as the wine matures dark fruits and mineral notes start showing.
Palate: Intense and rich with a beautiful palette of red berries, accompanied with spices such as white pepper and cinnamon along with some notes tobacco and chocolate to finish on rich tannins and persistence.
Other: This elegant wine will go well with rich meaty dishes, stews or grills.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 14.80
RS (g/l): 0.9
TA (g/l): 5.20
pH: 3.60
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