Santa Creu de Creixà - Bodegues Sumarroca  

Santa Creu D.O Penedès

The holy Garnatxa

A coupage of red grapes from the Santa Creu sector of the Sumarroca estate. Mainly red Grenache from vines more than 35 years old, together with Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon from vines around 20 years old.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VINEYARD

The wines come from the Santa Creu section of the Sumarroca estate. The soil in this section has very low levels of organic matter, with high levels of limestone and deep gravel deposits. 

DESCRIPTION

A selection of the best vines from the Santa Creu section of the Sumarroca estate (Sant Sadurní d’Anoia). The Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon vines were selected to reflect the delicacy and elegance of the lands where they grow.

The 2012 harvest was characterised by a winter with mild temperatures and low rainfall. In fact, it did not rain from November until just before budding. Despite the mild winter, budding was delayed a few days because of the onset of spring was somewhat cooler than usual, with some rain that ensured that the plant growth was adequate. In mid-spring, temperatures rose and rainfall fell sharply, although light rains occurred, 25-35 litres, between May and August, along with relatively low humidity, made the maturation and healthiness appropriate. In terms of dates both the colour and ripening were normalised.

TASTING NOTES

Intense, deep cherry colour with a fine, intense aroma of ripe dark fruit, such as cherries and blackberries. Hints of vanilla with a background of licorice. Full flavoured on the palate with soft, well-integrated tannin. The flavours of cherry and fruits of the forest predominate, merging well with the more balsamic nuance of licorice.

PRODUCTION

Separate wine production for each variety, choosing the moment when the fruit is ripest to produce a fruity and elegant end wine. Fermentation at 24ºC and maceration lasting up to 12 days. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats followed by ageing mainly in French oak for 10 months. The wine is left to finish in bottles for at least 12 months before being delivered.  

ANALYTICAL DATA AND ALLERGENS STATEMENT

Alcohol: 13.85 % vol.

Residual sugar: <0.5 g/l

Acidity: 3.55 g/l

pH: 3.40

Our products contain sulphites.

Our products do not contain gluten, no dairy, no danger of cross-contamination.