Estones is a Catalonian language term used to refer to good moments. Very proper name. The characteristic local slate soil has transmuted into this deep and elegantly mineral red treasure. In this case it is the terroir who’s got the leading voice.
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Oak ageing ('crianza')
Wine name: Estones
Type of wine: Red
Vintage year: 2012
Grape varieties: 70% Grenache, 30% carignan
Winery: Vins Estones
Production area: Falset and Els Guiamets, Tarragona
Appellation: DO Montsant
Alcohol content (Vol.): 14.5%
Wood ageing: 14 months
Barrel wood: French and American oak barrels
Ageing in bottle: 24 months
Number of bottles produced: 4,124
Winemaking details: Hand-picked in 20kg boxes. Grape selection. Skin maceration followed by alcoholic fermentation in inox tanks for 21 days (grenache) and 25 days (carignan). Wines matured in French (grenache) and American oak barrels (carignan) for 14 months, followed by malolactic fermentation. After light filtration, wine bottled March 2014.
Colour: Cherry red
Rim: Purple red
Body: Full bodied
Blackberry, cherry, red plum, clove, vanilla, toasty, balsamic, turf
Fruity, berrylike, plummy, very mineral, rich, supple, unctuous, velvety, concentrated, complex
|Spain geographical indications||DO Montsant|
|Grape varieties||Grenache, Carignan|