FINCA LA BEATA
2016 Red wine
Grape variety 100% Bobal
San Antonio 2016
14,5% Vol. 750ml.
Fermented and aged 18 months in new French oak barrels. Minimum 10
months aged in bottle in our cellar.
Single Estate “La Beata” prexiloxeric centenary plot.
Bush conducted system, non-irrigated at an altitude of 780 m on a clay-limestone soil. Low yield, no more than 1kg/vine.
Harvest is done handpicking the grapes at the first light of dawn in 15 kg
Finca la Beata is a very well cared for wine.
Limited production of 3.125 bottles.
It is our bobal jewel.
Table selection to enhance the terroir of this hundred year old vines. The grape maceration takes place in 700 litres French oak barrels. Maceration length will depend in tasting and vintage potential. Manual “pigeage”, intense and smooth, aiming to respect the skins to the maximum. Craftily racked into new French Allier oak where it makes the malolactic fermentation and matures for 18 months. Naturally clarified and stabilized.
Just the best barrels, those which brings the taster back to Finca La Beata terroir, are selected. The key issue is respecting the vintage singularity in order to trace an authentique profile and reflect its personality. Free of physical-chemical treatments. The bottles will rest in the silence of our cellars for as long as the evolution requires, seeking a surprising wine when tasted.
Very intense cherry red colour and dense legs. Great aromatic complexity, red and black fruit compote, with Mediterranean bushes (lavender, rosemary), with a mineral and spicy finish and with balsamic reminiscence. High concentration and structure in taste. Ripe and smooth tannins. Integrated acidity in the palate that emphasises the bouquet and its long aftertaste.
All type of spiced or smoked meats and stews, cold cuts and cured cheese. It is a perfect wine even after the meal due to its diversity, it keeps surprising with the evolution in glass. High ageing potential.