Region: Coster del Segre
Grape Variety: Tempranillo 35%, Garnacha 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Merlot 15% and Syrah 10%
Aging Potential: Drink Now / Keep
Serving Temperature: 16 ~ 17 °C
Alcohol Level: 14.5%
Dark cherry red, medium intensity, with garnet tones. Viscous legs. Intense, pleasant nose with hints of the ageing process predominating (smoky notes and liquorice) as well as notes of red fruit (candied cherries) and black fruit preserve. Aeration reveals hints of spice such as red pepper and balsamic notes, alongside aromas of dried flowers. Very attractive mouth feel, good volume, noticeable but very well-integrated tannins. Long, fresh finish with lactic notes.
The Cérvoles Celler winery, which boasts cutting-edge technology, was designed to take into account the size of the various plots, so that each fermenter holds the grapes of a single grape variety and plot. Notice should be taken of the particular loading system employed: the tanks are filled from the bottom, a method that is much more gentle on the berries and avoids early lacerations of the skins.
Their barrels are an aspect to which they pay particular attention. They have made major efforts to employ the right wood and the right coopers and they use slow-growing oak wood and special toasting points. This has led them to determine which types of wood contribute the nuances and personality that they seek for good balance and appropriate complexity in their wines, which ultimately allows them to produce that characteristic bouquet of the Cérvoles wines.
Today, Cérvoles Celler has 300 barrels, most of which are new, although they use one- and two-year-old barrels as well. The barrels are all made from French oak, chosen not so much in terms of the forest where it originates but in terms of the slow-growing oak that each cooper can offer them.
|Region||Coster del Segre|
|Serving Temperature||16 - 17 °C|
|Grape Variety||Tempranillo 35%, Garnacha 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Merlot 15% and Syrah 10%|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Cellaring||Ready to Drink / Keep|