Marques de Griñon Petit Verdot 2013

D.O.C. Dominio De Valdepusa Red wine 13,5% 2013
21.60 Bottle 75 cl Tax incl.

TYPE OF WINE
Red wine.
BREEDING
12 – 15 months in French Allier Oak barrels.
VARIETALS
100% Petit Verdot.
ALCOHOL
15 % Vol.
FLOORS
The soils of the Dominio de Valdepusa are formed by a superficial layer of clay with a thickness of 30 to 50 cm, which rests on a subsoil of limestone, fragmented of 2 or more meters deep, which was formed in the Cretaceous period. This is a basic soil type (pH>8), with excellent structure, porosity and drainage, considered for centuries in Burgundy and other prestigious wine areas as ideal for the production of great wines.
CLIMATE
This is the central region of the Iberian Peninsula and within the strip with the highest sunshine in Europe (3000 hours/year). Its climate is continental, with marked contrasts between dry and hot summers and cold winters, but also between night and day in each season. The average temperature is 17°C, falling to 5°C in winter and rising to 26°C in summer. The average rainfall is about 450 mm. The vineyards are located around an average height of 490 meters above sea level.
VINEYARDS
Made from the pioneering Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in Castilla La Mancha, planted in the early 1970s. The vineyards are conducted in high espaliers, in which canopy management systems are used. The espaliers are permanently supervised to achieve the maximum illumination of bunches and leaves. The guidance system is Smart-Dyson type.
PRODUCTION METHODS
Produced entirely from vines grown in the clay-limestone soils of Dominio de Valdepusa (Malpica del Tajo, Toledo), owned by the Marqués de Griñón family since 1292. Manual harvest, followed by destemming and gravity discharge into the fermentation tanks.
Prolonged maceration for up to 4 or 5 weeks and ageing in new French Allier oak barrels for 12-15 months in an air-conditioned ageing cellar.
TASTING NOTES
High layer ruby red colour, intense aroma of red forest fruit and spices, cinnamon, tobacco, structured chocolate and powerful on the palate.