D.O. Tarragona wines: Reserva
For this wines, we did not only extract our most high potential from our best selected pago lands, but a perfect marriage between Quality, originality and Mediterranean expression. It is the result of years of investmen in the study the conduct of the different varieties aged in different kinds of oaks.
This is a marvellous coupage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tempranillo, coming from selected vines from our Mas de Valls, a typical catalan "masia" of the XIV Cent. located in the ancient area of "Les Pórpores", in Reus.
It has a magnificent purple colour, with dark red tonalities and crimson reflections.
Full and complex in its aromas, here is a wine of a great talent, good balanced and round, with a magnificent elegance and delicacy in its bouquet. It has a sweet and sensual aroma of red fruit of the woods, blackcurrant, and smooth notes of green pepper appearing just before the majestuous spicy and roasted aroma of cocoa, coffee and vanilla arising from the ageing in three oaks from French, Hungarian and Rumanian origins.
We are in front of a silky equilibrated and round wine, of an exquisite palate.
It reveals to be excellent in mouth, where fructuosity and oak reach a perfect harmony.
It has a very long after-taste, in flavours and in retronasal aromas as well ; it represents a real pleasure for the reserve red-wine connoisseurs.
Just the best friend for the best dishes ; red meat cookings, typical preparations such as piglet, old cheese or Iberic delicatessen.
Alcohol content : 14.3%
Total acidity : 5.7 g/l
Residual sugar : 1.5 g/l
Advisable time to be stored : maximum 13 years after vintage
Advisable temperature to be stored : 14/16ºC
Advisable temperature to be consumed : chambré, between 16-18ºC
Grapes coming from our vineyards Mas de Valls, in Tarragona D.O., of calcareous soil and sunny weather and Mediterranean sea influence. Vineyards are grown in lattice work (trellis) and pruned according to the double cordon Royat.
The varieties Tempranillo and Merlot were harvested beginning September whereas the Cabernet Sauvignon was in the beginning of October, this year being considered as Excellent.
After achieving ripening controls in our vineyards so as to choose the best grapes from Mas de Valls we proceed to ferment and macerate the product during 3 days so as to end the fermentation at a temperature not exceeding 26ºC. The malolactic process occurs spontaneously in stainless steel tanks before filling the product into French, Hungarian and Rumanian oak barrels where it will stay
during 16 months ; there it will reach its optimum state, which is the result of the investigation efforts and knowledge of our oenologists.
After being bottled and before being launched to the market, the product will be kept in bottle during 365 days until it will express its wonderful character. It deals with an exceptional wine, to be aged as long as possible before being consumed.
The point is that, thanks to the oaks we use, we want to get the most of the potential of our very selected vineyards, but also reach a perfect combination between quality, originality and Mediterranean expression, which is the result of our intense investigations on the binomial wine and wood.