CLIMATE AND CONDITIONS OF HARVEST
Climate: The 2003 crop year was perfect in terms of weather. After a rainy spring and the weather was just warm enough from December to March.
Harvest: The period of growth took place under excellent conditions and harvesting was done in the usual dates. this is done by hand in 15 kg bins Grapes picked selection table.
WINE AND AGING
The 'Gran Reserva' is produced in a traditional way, with fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by a long maceration. A further selection is performed before putting the wine in French oak barrels for 12 months. The wine is then bottled only once and stored in bottles until his release two years after harvest
Yield: 8 Ton / Ha
Winemaking: The grapes are de-stemmed its receipt
Alcoholic fermentation: In stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts, temperature controlled and traditional racking that for the "classic" Cabernet
Soaking time: 20 to 25 days
Malolactic Fermentation: In stainless steel vats
Aging: 12 months in French oak barrels
Bottling Date: July 2003
Total acidity: 3.3 g / l acid sulfurosito or 5.0 g / L acid tartarito
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Residual Sugar: <2.0 g / l
El Grande Reserva 2003 has a deep bright purple with aromas reminiscent of vanilla and ripe wild strawberries. It has a soft touch of cassis, round on the palate and powerful but structured tannins and a lingering finish of ripe red fruits. It drinks well now but can also evolve well for another five years.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
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