Finca Comabarra 2012 Costers del Segre DO
Tomas Cusiné - Finca Comabarra 2012 Costers del Segre DO (90 tsomw points)
41% Grenache, 33% Syrah en 26% Cabernet Sauvignon.
In the glass a bright and dark ruby red color.
On the nose delicate aromas of ripe prunes, black cherries, figs and hints of vanilla, ceder and chocolate.
On the palate dry with a nice velvet mouthfeel, light sweetness but with enough freshness. Showing flavours of blackberries, prunes, ripe dark fruits, tobacco and chocolate. Tannins are well integrated and not disturbing with nice acidity. Nice long aftertaste.
About the vineyard
Stony and calcareous clay soil. Slight gentle slopes in the foothills of the protected Spanish Pyrenees. The altitude is 725-740 m. Limestone-rich soil with lots of gravel (Grenache and Syrah) and fertile clay soil (Cabernet Sauvignon). Conversion to biological methods without certification. Positive influences on the climate by the Tra Montana and the Mediterranean.
Manual harvest with a cold indwelling for two days. Temperature controlled fermentation on stainless steel for the Syrah, but the must of the Cabernet and the Grenache yeast on open small oak wooden barrels. This makes an intensive pigeage (breaking and immersing the grape cake) possible. Fermentation on wood with the stirring of the fine yeast spores. Total 18 months aging on French oak. Then soft and very well-groomed bottling.