Marques de Griñon Emeritus 2010

D.O.C. Dominio De Valdepusa Red wine 13% 2010
42.00 Bottle 75 cl Tax incl.

Red wine for aging.
24 – 26 months in French Allier oak barrels.
Mixture of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Syrah.
14.5 % Vol.
It is the central region of the Iberian Peninsula and within the most sun-drenched region of 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. Rainfall averages about 450 mm. The vineyards are situated around an average height of 490 metres above sea level.
Made from the pioneering Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in Castilla La Mancha and the first Syrah and Petit Verdot vineyards planted in Spain in 1991-1992. The vineyards are driven in high trellises, using canopy management techniques such as Smart-Dyson or Lira driving systems. The trellises are permanently monitored to ensure maximum illumination of clusters and leaves, eliminating excessive bunches by means of green harvesting.
It is made entirely from vines grown in clay-lime soils of the Domaine de Valdepusa (Malpica del Tajo, Toledo), owned by the family of the Marquis de Griñón since 1292. Manual harvesting, followed by de-stemming and gravity discharge in the fermentation tanks. Prolonged maceration for up to 4 or 5 weeks and ageing in new and semi-new Allier French oak barrels for 20 – 24 months in an air-conditioned ageing room.
Cherry red colour, well covered. In nose it combines the best of the varieties with the contributions of its ageing. Of very good aromatic intensity, in the mouth it is at once clean, rounded, elegant and powerful, with an excellent tannic structure; in the end dominate the well-toned fruity contributions – plum jam, fruits of the forest -, with a long persistence.