Almuvedre is a monovarietal wine from Monastrell. It represents the spirit of the Mediterranean with the southern and lumious expression that Monastrell manages to offer in a unique way. The vineyards are in Collado de Salinas, Madara, Falcones, Solaneta and Tumanes. Almuvedre is 100% Monastrell, a synonym for the Mourvedre of Provence.
The grapes for Al Muvedre are grown in the villages of Collado de Salinas, Madara, Falcones, Solaneta and Tumanes. Viticulture in this region is traditionally unirrigated, and the busy pruned vines are carefully looked after by long-time winemaking families. The grapes are grown on bush vines planted in sandy loam soils sometimes with pebbles on the surface, yields are often less than 2/3 of a ton of fruit per acre. Even though the area is a hot Mediterranean one, the sea has a cooling effect, resulting in a late harvest and moderate alcohol content.
The grapes are harvested by hand only. Indigenous natural yeasts were used, and careful fermentation in concrete and stainless-steel tanks helps preserve the spicy character of the varietal. The wine is racked several times during the winter in order to develop the aromas, and bottled in the spring. The wine is matured for 6-8 months.
The ripening in summer was slow and the harvest was marked by torrential rains in September. Both the wind, which accelerated the drying of the plants, and a thorough selection made it still possible to harvest grapes of very good quality.
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