The 2009 Pielago is a cuvée of 100% Garnacha aged 14 months in 500 and 1500-liter French oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it offers up an enthralling nose of cassis, Asian spices, incense, lavender, black raspberry, and black cherry. Velvety on the palate with exceptional volume and precision balance, this succulent, full-flavored effort can be approached now but will drink well for a decade.
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Vineyards: Biodynamic vineyards (7 plots) on the slopes of Piélago, the highest mountain in El Real de San Vicente. Altitude: 700-850 meters. Age of Vines: 40-70 years old.
Harvest: Hand picked in small cases Vinification: Whole clusters with stems removed (30%-100% depending on the vineyard) and placed in French oak vats and open barrels, cold pre-fermentation maceration (2-7 days), gentle extraction (pigeage à pied). Maceratio between 10 and 30 days. Natural malolactic fermentation in barrels. Aging: 14 months in French oak barrels of 500 & 1500 liters on the lees. Notes: Given its altitude, the vines of the Sierra de San Vicente have a special microclimate, with extreme temperature changes between night and day, which produces grapes that retains the freshness and elegance of the Grenache variety.
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