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Carroleón Tinto

Red Carroleon

The wine is made 100% from the Prieto Picudo grape originating from Pago Carroleón. Organic vine growing. Hand harvesting in boxes of 15 kg. Pre-fermentation maceration for 3 days. Fermentation in 150 hl tapered stainless steel vats at a constant temperature of 26 ºC. Fermentation and maceration with the skins. Malolactic fermentation in vats. Aged for 24 months in 225-litre French oak barrels, located in an underground winery which is more than 300 years old.

 

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The grape

The Prieto Picudo grape variety is unique in the world and grown in the southern area of Leon. It is easily distinguished by its very dark skin and tightly-packed conical bunch. It has a high sugar content, acidity and colour/tannins, being in all probability the Spanish red grape with the highest concentration of all three of these critical components.

Accustomed to living in extreme conditions, the Prieto Picudo is a jewel of Spanish winegrowing that produces intensely aromatic and distinctive young wines, and thanks to its good must-skin ratio, has exceptional characteristics for aging.

 

Wine

The wine is made 100% from the Prieto Picudo grape originating from Pago Carroleón. Organic vine growing. Hand harvesting in boxes of 15 kg. Pre-fermentation maceration for 3 days. Fermentation in 150 hl tapered stainless steel vats at a constant temperature of 26 ºC. Fermentation and maceration with the skins. Malolactic fermentation in vats. Aged for 24 months in 225-litre French oak barrels, located in an underground winery which is more than 300 years old.

 

View: An intense dark cherry red colour, with purple hues.
Nose: An aroma of ripe fruits blended with spiciness and toasted notes from the barrel.
Palate: Long and complex on the palate. The bitter notes of the tannins merge perfectly with the fruitiness, resulting in a well-balanced and unctuous wine with an excellent aftertaste.

 

Alcohol content: 14%

 

Food pairing: Ideal for accompanying any type of meat, stew, pâtés, or hard cheeses. Serve at a temperature between 16 and 18ºC.

 

Storage: Optimum consumption in the next ten years.

 

In the news: 92.5 Verema points. 92 Guía ABC points. 92 Guía Peñín points. 91 Proensa points. 9.2 points in El País. 300 Best Wines in the Vino y Gastronomía Magazine. 83rd Best Wine from Spain. 91 points in El Mundo's Wine Guide.

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