Terral Tinto - Sumarroca  

Terral D.O Penedès

Blend of spices

A coupage of our own vines, with complexity, structure and elegance provided primarily by Cabernet Franc and Syrah, together with a small amount of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VINEYARD

The vines are in the Santa Creu section of the Sumarroca estate. The soil there has very low levels of organic matter, with high levels of limestone and deep gravel deposits. 

HARVEST

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 NOTES

Cherry colour, purple around the edges. Intense bouquet of mature fruit such as blackberry and blueberry, together with cedar and spices. Well structured and balanced on the palate with concentrated mature fruit flavours and hints of spices. Long finish.

PRODUCTION

Separate wine-making processes for each variety. Fermentation at 26ºC and maceration for at least 12 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 20ºC. The wine is then aged in new and second vintage oak barrels, most of them French, for 12 months to ensure the right tannin balance.

ANALYTICAL DATA

Alcohol: 13.90% vol.

Residual sugar: <0.5 g/l

Acidity: 3.60 g/l

pH: 3.43