Finca Morenillo 2013

(1 customer review)

Rich red made from the extremely rare Morenillo grape which only exists in Terra Alta

Description

Varieties
100% old vine Morenillo, unique and indigenous variety from Terra Alta.

Terroir
Vines of 75 years age grown in Clay- chalky soil, poor in organic matter.

Production
Harvested in October, with 15 months in French oak barrels of 500 litres.

Analysis
Alcohol: 14.5%

Awards
2009 vintage, first ever was awarded 92 Points by Tanzer, 90 Parker and 90 Peñin and awarded in Expovina in Zurich.

Tasting notes
The 2013 Finca Morenillo is a pure Morenillo from 75-year-old vines grown at 400 meters, aged for 15 months in French oak. It has a ripe raspberry and wild strawberry bouquet that is seductively sensual and well-defined. The palate has a succulent entry of sweet Morenillo, milk chocolate, and a touch of spice and crisp acidity that counterbalances the weight of fleshy fruit on the finish. This should age very well. Very fresh and long after taste. Limited production to 3.000 bottles.

1 review for Finca Morenillo 2013

  1. Richard Liwicki

    Just finished a bottle of the 2012. Superb. Very “different”! Really strong notes of chocolate accompanied oodles of fruit. Lovely integrated soft tannins. And superb length. Can I have some more please? Is the 2013 just as good?

    • Andy McLeod

      Glad you enjoyed it! The 2013 is very similar, perhaps a little more austere as the year was slightly less ripe. But still a great wine. All our wines are available at buycatalanwines.co.uk.

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