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Finca El Colmenar 2016

Varietals: The best performing grape varieties from the estate in the vintage 2016 were selected for the crafting of this wine. This assemblage represents the utmost expression of our terroir and viticultural heritage.

Appellation: VT Extremadura. Subzone Ribera Baja del Guadiana (Westernmost part of Extremadura, where the weather conditions are less extreme due to Atlantic wind influence and slight humidity provided by Guadiana river).

Vineyard: Sandy loam soil with abundant pebbles. Altitude around 300 meters.

Winemaking: Each variety was harvested separately between end of August and end of September. Maceration and fermentation also separate. After tasting, the best performing wines were selected for blending prior to aging for 12 months in new barrels. Medium toast American oak made by French cooper. Then aged in the bottle inside our castle cellar for another 18 months.

Tasting Notes: Very intense red color, barely transfomed by its aging in oak, still exhibiting fresh violet hues on the edges.
Lots of complexity on the nose, with initial impression of elegant mineral aromas: slate; crushed stones, followed by spices, savoury dark fruit all displayed in a surprisingly delightful manner. Pleasant fine grained tannins adding to the overall elegance.

Wine Pairing: It goes well with roast, barbecue, hearty stews as well as Asian themed savory side dishes.

Total production: 4900 bottles.

Alc. 14.5%
Total Acidity: 6 g/l
Ph. 3.4
Residual Sugar: 3.8 g/l

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