Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Noir, and 10% Macabeu
About: The name comes from the word for etiquette when it refers to dressing up for a special occasion. This wine is a bit different from the others being aged in wood for 18 months.
Location: Espluga de Francolí
Size ha: From 3 ha Cabernet 3 ha Red Grenache and 5,7 ha Macabeu
Age: Cab Sav planted 2001, Grenache Noir 2009, Macabeu 2004.
Soils: limestone Eocenne-Oligocenne
Altitude: 400 m
Training: cordon double royat
Farming: biodynamic, cover crops, grasses, herbs, and flowers adding to soil health, retention of moisture, and bio-diversity.
Average yield hl/ha: red 11, white 20.
Climate: Semiarid zone (Urbano Terrón, 1995) Group 1 Temperate climate, warm-temperate, and warm (FAO Classification) with cold winter (average temperature of the coldest month= -2,5°C)
De-stemmed and put in stainless steel to ferment with 10 to 12 days on skins before racking off and put into old French and American oak barriques to age 18 months. No pressing (Jordi doesn’t own a press). The wine remains there until bottling, without fining, filtration or clarification after 9 months.
Vintage Notes 2013
Yield hl/ha: 11
Harvested: Grenache Sept 28, Cabernet October 2
Bottles produced: 1500
Date bottled: 13-08-15
Alcohol %: 14
SO2 Total: 3 mg/l not added