Mas dels Ponts

Tasting note:

Medium ruby with flecks of violet; lovely perfume of liquor-like cherry and red berries; spicy; ripe and soft; floral; ripe red berries; medium bodied; fruity finish with soft tannins, well balanced freshness and seductive glycerin sweetness.

Grape varieties: 

60% Garnacha:
20% Carignan
10% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Merlot

Temperature-controlled fermentation (24-28ºC).
All four varieties are vinified separately in stainless steel and epoxy-covered concrete tanks.
Maceration: 6-10 days
Malo-lactic fermentation in tank
Light filtration, soft fining before bottling.

85% tank aged (vintage 2009)
15% oak aged (vintage 2008)

Grenache, Carignan vines from different parts of the valley.
Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon: 5-10 years
Soil in the lower vineyards is alluvial while the higher vineyards and all terraces and slopes are on poor, mineral, stony soil based with some granite and slate.
Altitude: 150-450m
Pruning: Grenache, Carignan:  traditional bush vines; Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon: on „wire“

Manual
Harvest lasts from early September until mid October
Yield: 

  • 1kg -1,5kg per vine
  • 40 - 50hl per ha

14,1 % vol. Alcohol
5,2 g/l acidity (tartaric)
<2 g/l residual sugar

60000

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