Amaltea Red 2017
According to Greek mythology, Amalthea is the nymph represented as the goat that nursed Zeus. The goat, the horn, the constellations ... are the basis of biodynamic agriculture .
Red wine coupage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tempranillo with 10 months aging
Viticulture and vinification
Organic and biodynamic viticulture.
Grapes from argilo-calcareous soil. The Merlot comes from Pla de Manlleu, at more than 700m above sea level, and its harvested during the second week of October. Manual harvest. The grapes are de-stemmed and macerated in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 10ºC.
Alcoholic fermentation for 15 days at a temperature between 20º and 25º. Each variety follows this process separately.
Finally, Amaltea Loxarel is aged for 10 months in Hungarian oak barrels. Only when the aging is finished is the final coupage made.
Aging: Ten months in Hungarian oak barrels
Sight: Ruby colour and medium intensity with reddish highlights.
Nose: Reminiscences of black fruits.
Palate: Balanced, with a honeyed-smooth tannin, light and with a subtle mineral touch. Fresh and easy to drink.
Grilled meat, carpaccio, and rice with meat and mushrooms. Tapas (Spanish bar snacks), tastings and perfect to serve in glasses.
- D.O. Penedés
- Alt Penedés - Cataluña
- grape varieties
- Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo
- 75 cl
- Type of Wine
- Crianza red wine
- Ageing in:
- Hungarian oak barrels
- Ageing time
- 10 months
- Suitable for Vegans