CLOS MARIA LES GIBERTES 2016
Intense cherry colour. Aromas of ripe fruit, dried and wild herbs, smokey and musky notes. In the mouth performs a powerful impact, elegant ripe fruit, aromatic herbs with ripe tannins.
- Vintage 2016
2016 was an outstanding vintage due to exceptional weather conditions, cool and rainy spring followed by a warm and dry summer. High thermal amplitude affected very positively to the aromatics. Also the sunny side of the vineyards make this white to have big structure with balanced acidity.
The heat-mitigating sea breezes and the singularly of llicorella (slate) soils produce bold wines at the highest and most expressive level. Yields are held under 1.6 tone per acre to maximize terroir expression. A careful berry selection from the top terraces is followed by a very strict sorting before crushing, to finally undergo a natural fermentation for 21 days. Period of ageing takes 18 months in 80% French oak barrels, adding complexity. No sulfites are added for bottling to preserve the aromatic perception and the aromas’ threshold.
- Tasting notes
Clos Maria Les Gibertes begins with aromas of tobacco and smoked wood, to continue with notes of raisins, blackberry liqueur and plum marmalade. On the palate the tannin is velvety and friendly with a warm character that obeys the climatology of the year and the south-facing vineyards. An underlying line of cinnamon, harmonized with a fresh acidity, gives way to a creamy rich texture within an earthy scenario. A reverberating finish develops and amplifies the mineral soul.
- Technical data
Blend 60% Carinyena
40 % Syrah
Blending date March 2018 Bottling date April 2018 Released 2019 Production 3.000 botles Apellation DO Montsant Alcohol at bottling 15,09% pH at bottling 3,23 Total Acidity at bottling 7,1 g/l Bottle Size 75 cl