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Care Finca Bancales Reserva 2009,

Care Finca Bancales Reserva 2009

Care Finca Bancales Reserva 2009
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Varieties: Vinified with 100% Garnacha from 80year old vines.

Vinified: The first step is a pre-fermentation cold maceration of 7 days at 10℃. The fermentation takes place in truncated conical stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 29℃. After the alcoholic fermentation the wine macerates with the skins for 21 days. Malolactic fermentation takes place in the tanks.

Crianza: The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 14 months. The barrels age do never exceed 3 years old. During this period the wine is racked 3 times. Finally the wines is aged in bottle for 17 months before being released.

Tasting note: The wine displays and attractive colour with layers. Bright colour. Clean powerful aromas of ripe red and black fruits with balsamic notes. On the palate one finds spices, toasty hints and mature notes, with a perfectly integrated tannic structure. On the finish the wine is rich, elegant, powerful and fruit driven.

Serving Temperature: between 16 and 18℃. Decanting is recommended.

The 2010 Finca Bancales is pure Garnacha form chalky soils, a blend of different vineyards planted between 1934 and 1981 fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged for 14 months in oak barrels. The wine was bottled in June 2013. It has some aromas of toasted bread, spices and smoke, with a good core of red and black cherries, quite harmonious. The palate is medium-bodied, with fine tannins, moderate acidity, clean flavors and good persistence showing some incipient complexity and a chalky sensation towards the end. Good value. 20,000 bottles

Care was created in the year 2000 by two families coming from the industry and textile business. They adopted the name of Cariñena in Roman times as the name of their winery, where they are advised by winemaker Jesús Navascues. They produce 700,000 bottles per year.