CLOS MARIA NEGRE 2015
Estate bottled wine. Two vineyards of 7.5 ha. planted in terraces of slate (98%) and granite (2%), at 500 mts of altitude, confering minerality and complexity.
2015 was an outstanding harvest due to exceptional weather conditions, cool and rainy spring followed by warm and dry days until harvest date on September 15th. Wide temperature fluctuations between day and night resulted in higher levels of acidity and increased the aromatic intensity of the grapes.
Manual harvest at optimum time of phenolic ripening. Stored at 4 ºC for24 hs before crushing. Clusters were hand-sorted in the vineyard and in thewinery. Each varietal fermented separately in stainless steel tanks for 15days at 26 ºC. Ageing: 50% aged in 225 l. Frenck oak barrels for 6 months, and the remaining in stainless steel.
Deep ruby and purple color. Liquoricey nose with ripe redcurrant fruit and balsamic notes. In mouth it is full-bodied and well-rounded, has good tannic structure, powerful flavors of black fruit, oak spice and figs through to a long and persistent finish.
Production: 13.000 bot.
Appellation: DO Montsant
Alc. Vol.: 15,5%
Total acidity at bottling: 5,80
Presentation: 75 cl
50 % Grenache
39 % Merlot
10 % C. Sauvignon