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Castillo de Monesma Reserva
2002 Cabernet Sauvignon

Viticulture

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Vine Age: 12 years old
Irrigation: No irrigation
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Yield: 7.5 t/ha

Vinification:

The southerly zone of Somontano has an ideal climate where rainfall is lower than the rest of the Aragones region. Here, the period of maturation for the grapes is longer and allows for the main grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, to adapt perfectly and acquire their most elegant features.
The excellent climatic conditions in the area allow for an almost entirely ecological approach, under which a very strict yield control is monitored to maintain production between 7500-8000 kilos per hectare.

This is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. this wine was aged for one year in Alliers and American oak barrels and a further 18 months in the bottle before release.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Intense dark cherry colour.
Nose: Powerful and complex nose. Pronounced ripe berry with touches of coffee toasted aromas.
Palate: Powerful and round on the palate with pronounced ripe fruits. Finely integrated wood tannins.
Other: This wine is ideal with grilled red meat and matured cheeses.

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