Thanks Ricardo. I’m also very satisfied. The most fundamental improvement has been changing the blend, where apart from Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon, I have included Syrah to replace the Merlot that was used in the last vintage.
The Syrah has given it greater strength and intensity, and also means that it develops better in the bottle. The wine is still taking shape, and I’m looking forward to seeing what it’ll be like next year.
Juan Luis Gómez
Thanks very much Juan Luis. What the stones have done is to produce a microclimate in the plant, which is perfectly drained without any accumulation of water, maintaining an optimum soil temperature and a perfect balance of nutrients. These plants also produce smaller, more concentrated grapes, which give the wine its character.
María Gimeno Losilla
Thanks María. I think that the wines from Cariñena are one of the great unknowns in Spain. The Cariñena D.O. is still stuck with the image of strong, alcoholic wines from 50 years ago, but that couldn’t be any further from the truth.
I’ve seen how the wineries have evolved in person, and how they’ve incorporated the most up to date technology, which combined with their exceptional vines and the thousand year-old winemaking tradition in the area, makes it a truly privileged zone.
Fortunately we’re now shaking off that image, and in fact outside of Spain our wines are recognised by leading experts for their excellent quality and personality.
For these wines, what I would highlight in general is their character, fruitiness and concentration.