Delicious Blend from Penedès region containing 70% Syrah, 15% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Sumarroca - Boria 2013 (87 tsomw points)
In the glass this red one shows a cherry red color with purple reflections.
On the nose delicate aromas of concentrated cherries, plums with well integrated oak and fine spices.
On the palate dry, full in the mouth with ripe fruit flavours and nice acidity. Fine grained tannins with elegant cedar tones. Very nice blend.
The grapes come from a selected plot in the Santa Creu section of the Sumarroca estate. The total area is 1.1 hectares. The soil in the vineyard has very low levels of organic matter, with high levels of limestone and deep gravel deposits. This mix is ideal for this variety's natural plant strength and gives the wine its unique personality. Pruning work is carried out in carefully planned stages at the vineyard to ensure the balanced development of the Syrah. Intensive green pruning is carried out in spring, firstly to remove shoots and, three weeks later, to remove some leaves so the vine is better ventilated and the grapes are shaded. A final pruning is carried out during veraison to remove branches which are badly positioned above other branches, so the grapes can ripen as closely together as possible throughout the vineyard, on each vine and within each bunch.
The grapes are collected by hand in 12 kg boxes. As soon as they are brought in, the grapes are cooled rapidly to 12ºC for a light pre-fermentation maceration lasting 48 hours. After starting fermentation, delestage is carried out. Around half of the seeds are removed during the first three days of fermentation to ensure that the tannins in the final wine are correctly balanced. Fermentation at 28ºC. Maceration lasts 17 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place at 20ºC in both barrel and vat. Aged for 12 months in new French oak barrels to ensure the tannins are correctly balanced. Then bottle-aged for at least a year prior to expedition.
Website winery: www.sumarroca.es