Mas Que Vinos
2018 Conejos Malditos Tempranillo Carbonico
100% Cencibel (Tempranillo)
Cencibel, the local clone of Tempranillo, is uniquely suited to the harsh climate of the area with a smaller, more compact bunch size and thicker skin to withstand heavy winds. Bush & trellised vines (average of 50 years old) on limestone & clay soils at 750-800 meters.
Spontaneous whole cluster fermentation in small stainless steel tanks after which the grapes are pressed in the classical method - the lighter free flow wine is released from the tank (La´grima) leaving the Corazo´n – pressed juice from the natural weight of the remaining grapes in the tank. .
TASTING NOTES |
The biggest threat to these old vines are not the extreme conditions they face each year - whipping winds, blistering heat, bitter cold, lack of rain - it is rabbits. Cute as they may be, the destruction they cause is massive - taking out entire hectares of vineyards each year.
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