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Les Sorts Jove
2009 Blend

Viticulture

Vineyard:
Soil Type: Formed by the decomposition of the granite mass of Falset, mixed with tertiary age limestone deposits.
Vine Age: Between 20 and 40 years old for Grenache and Carignan, 18 years old Syrah vines.
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: Between the second week of September and the second of October 2009.
Yield: 5 t/ha

Vinification:

This is a blend of 50% Carignan, 30% Grenache and 20% Syrah.
This wine has been made using the Carbonic Maceration method which lasted over seven days, after this maceration the wine was pressed. Alcoholic fermentation was finished off without the skins in underground tanks.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Dark ruby with hint of blue and purple on the border.
Nose: Black fruit on the nose with hints of menthol and banana with some earthy notes at the finish.
Palate: Fresh fruit flavors and chocolate followed by a growing reminder of licorice and tannin which illustrates the use of carbonic maceration.
Other: This is an interesting light red wine with refreshing fruity flavors, good on its own or with light summer dishes as well as grilled red meat.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13.95
RS (g/l): 1.3
TA (g/l): 5.10
pH: 3.50