A SWEET WINE SURPRISING FOR ITS FRESHNESS AND COMPLEXITY
It is the result of the concern about making an innovative sweet wine far away from conventional approaches. After several trial vintages and small batches, we succeed in developing this Apasionado, a uniquely and vibrant example of the Sauvignon Blanc variety.
VINEYARD The grapes used to make this wine come from the first Sauvignon Blanc vineyards grown in Rueda 28 years ago. Its soil, formed by its characteristic pebbles, is very poor in organic matter and has limestone outcrops on the highest levels. Several prunings have been made in order to get limited yields and high concentration. The effort has been focused on obtaining an overripe grape and a further selection.
WINE MAKING PROCESS In the winery maceration at an extremely low temperature has allowed us to keep the primary aromas. Then a very light pneumatic pressing was carried out. Later, over five months there is a constant work with the lees in order to obtain a very good structure. Once the wine is clarified, a cold treatment and filtration is applied.
TASTING NOTE Pale yellow with greenish reflections. Its aromatic expression is not usual in sweet wines due to its exceptional combination of vegetable notes and tropical fruits, memories of fresh cut grass and a hint of minerality. On the mouth there is a pleasant and very fine velvety sensation. It keeps the features of the Sauvignon Blanc grape, a fresh and clean elegance. It is a highly intense wine, well-structured, long and round. There is a perfect balance between acid, alcohol and sugar.
DINING The result is a surprising sweet wine with an amazing freshness, which makes it ideal to enjoy with desserts but also with appetizers.
TECH SHEET Variety: Sauvignon Blanc 100%, Alcoholic content: 11%, Volatile acidity: 0,3, Total acidity: 7.0 g/l Ideal serving temperature: 6-8C