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Camí de Cormes

Apellation
D.O. Empordà

Type
Red

Vintage
2012

Variety
100% Samsó from over 100 years old vines

Alcohol content
14,5% by vol.

AC. TOTAL
6,43 g/L

Climate
Mediterranean, with strong and dry northern wind (Tramuntana) and sea breezes in the afternoon.

Yield
The oldest plot dates back to 1896 and produces around 3.100Kg/ha and the plot which was planted in 1900 around 3.500Kg/ha. Bush vines.

Location of the vineyards
In the plain, 50 meters high.

Soil
Alluvial, sandy and clay.

Harvest
Grapes picked by hand at the end of September and in the beginning of October, using plastic crates.

Vinification process
Chilling the grapes for 24 hours, after they go through a crusher de-stemmer before the cold maceration for 48 hours at 10ºC. Fermentation and skin contact for 25 days at 24-26ºC.

Ageing process
The wine lays 12 months in French barrels of 400 and 500 liters. It’s been bottled since June 2012.

Tasting note
It has a lovely, very natural bouquet with crisp blackberries, bilberry and oyster Shell that is crisp and precise. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet entry of marmalade and dark cherry fruit that segue into a well-defined, citrus fresh finish with orange rind and a touch of dried blood. This is a very natural, engrossingly pure Cariñena.