Tasting Note: The wine is a garnet‐red colour. Intense bouquet dominated by aromas of spice, fruit (blackberry, blackcurrant) and hints of vanilla.
On the palate, this wine expresses the quintessence of the Hospitalet terroir: powerful and elegant. Unctuous, full‐bodied and fleshy, it has a long finish of fruit and torrefaction.
An extreme delicacy and a huge lasting potential.
Food Matching: Red meat, grilled fowl, dishes served with sauce or mature cheese.
Grape variety: Syrah Mourvedre.
Terroir: LA CLAPE
Climate: semi‐arid Mediterranean climate, with a soft winter.
Vinification: The harvest is triggered after a very precise monitoring of maturities and a daily grape tasting. The harvest is manual and the grapes are meticulously sorted upon entering the cellar. Some of the Syrah grapes are put entirely into vats and vinified separately by whole- bunch maceration. The rest of Syrah grapes and the Mourvèdre are destemmed and vinified with traditional maceration closely controlling the temperatures during 2 to 3 weeks.
After draining vats and the malolactic fermentation of the wine, the different grape varieties are blended and the wine is put into oak barrels for a 12 months aging. We select the best barrel makers in order to adapt the choice of origins of wood and their types of heating with the potential of each vintage. The wines are neither fined nor filtered before bottling, and the bottles are then stored for 12 months before being marketed.
Aging: 12 Months aging in oak barrels.