VIÑAS DEL VERO
The grapes used for Secastilla are obtained from the oldest vines from Secastilla Valley, where Grenache is the traditional variety. The vineyard lies on stony hillsides at more than 700 metres above sea level, with a particular orientation an a relative altitude perfect for a slow ripening. The few bunches from these very old vines are selected at the moment they are harvested. Also in the vineyard, the grapes are de-stemmed and chilled before being taken to the winery. There, the fermentation takes about fifteen days, and after that, the wine is transferred to new French oak barrels, where it remains for ten months.
Secastilla 2010 is the purest expression of Garnacha grapes grown at altitude. Because the fruit ripens slowly its freshest features are evident in the wine, particularly the aromas of sharp red fruits such as cherries and wild fruit such as blackcurrants, accompanied by a background of good toasted wood reminiscent of chocolate and Havana cigars. The sensations perceived on the nose are echoed in the mouth, providing a satisfying, full flavour with a long finish. Perfect to be served with roasts, stews, red meat and game.