Petit Verdot 2012
TIPO DE VINO
12 – 15 months in French Allier oak barrels.
100% Petit Verdot.
15 % Vol.
The soils of the Domaine 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. It is a basic soil type (pH>8), with excellent structure, porosity and drainage, considered for centuries in Burgundy and other prestigious wine-growing areas as ideal for the production of great wines.
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.
Elaborated from the pioneering Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in Castilla La Mancha, planted at the beginning of the 70s. The vineyards are driven in high trellises, where canopy management systems are used. The trellises are permanently monitored for maximum illumination of bunches and leaves. The guidance system, it’s smart-Dyson type.
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 French Allier oak barrels for 12-15 months in an air-conditioned ageing room.
NOTAS DE CATA
High ruby red colour, intense aroma of forest red fruit and spices, cinnamon, tobacco, chocolate structured and powerful in the mouth.