CARIÑENA SELECCIÓN ESPECIAL 2015, Vinos del Viento
Single Vineyard, old vines, Dry farmed
12 months new French oak
Michael was a pioneer in 2009 when he made his !rst wine with 100% Carignan in Cariñena when nobody was considering
the potential of the grape in single variety wines. Each year we are progressing with this varietal and making more wines, each with a di”erent aspect of Cariñena.
Viticulture: The grapes are from a single vineyard at 700 metres above sea level in the municipality of Cariñena, with aluvial soil,
mixed with brown slate and high iron content clay. The vines are more than 40 years old, dry-farmed, bush vines and are hand-harvested.
Winemaking: The fermentation took place in stainless steel vats at 22-25 cº. with native yeasts. Aged in new French oak barrels for 12 months. Minimal !ltration. A limited production of about 2000 bottles.
Size: 750 mL
% Alcohol: 14.5%
Grape: 85% Cariñena (Carignan), viñedo único 15% Syrah
Viticulture: The vineyard is located near the Santa Bárbara hermitage in the municipality of Tabuenca, a “Mars like” terroir with a mixture of basal, siliceous sandstones of intense red color and shale on a mountain ridge at almost 900 metres above sea level. The vines are more than 50 years old, dry-farmed, bush-trained and hand-harvested.
Winemaking: The fermentation was carried out by wild yeasts. 500 kg. were whole cluster fermented and another 500kg. were fermented in open-top barrels, the remaining grapes were fermented in concrete. Aged in a mixture of used and new French Oak barrels for 12 months. The production for 2016 was approximately 1800 bottles
Appearance: Deep ruby colour.
Nose: Intense and sexy nose with aromas of blackberries, red currants, clove and smoke.
Palate: On the palate it has a refreshing firm acidity and concentrated juicy raspberries and blueberries.Persistant !nish. Youthful, drinking well now, with potential for ageing. 2025.
Pairing: Roasted poultry, grilled meats, stews. Blue !sh dishes like
grilled Ahi tuna.
Awards & Recognitions:
Peñín Guide: 90 points and 4 stars for price-quality relationship.
89 James Suckling
89 Robert Parker