Tempranillo Tinto - Sumarroca  

Tempranillo

Mediterranean Tempranillo

Characteristics of the vineyard

The grapes are from the Marimon, Santa Creu and Pere Barraca plots in the Santa Creu and Els Plans sections of the Sumarroca estate. The soil in the Santa Creu section has extremely low levels of organic matter, with a high limestone content and deep gravel deposits, while the Els Plans section has a higher percentage of ferrous clay, with very little gravel and very poor in organic matter. 

Description

The 2012 vintage was characterised by a winter with very mild temperatures and little rainfall. In fact, it did not rain from November until just before bud-break. Despite the mild winter, bud-break was a few days late because the early spring was a little cooler than usual, while the rains ensured plant growth was adequate. After the middle of spring, temperatures rose and the rainfall dropped sharply. However, there was light rainfall amounting to 25-35 litres in May, June, July and August, which, together with relatively low humidity, ensured the grapes ripened correctly and were healthy. As for dates, both veraison and ripening were at normal times.

Tasting note

Ruby colour, purple around the edges. Aroma of mature red fruits, such as cherries and blackberries, with spicy clove and pepper hints. Fresh and fruity on the palate with clear notes from the aging process.

Production

Fermentation at 26ºC and maceration for at least 10 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 20ºC. Aged in French oak for 8 months. Standing in bottle for 10 months before market.

Analytical details

Alcohol: 13.25% vol.

Residual sugar: <0.5 g/l

Acidity: 3.65 g/l

pH: 3.55