FINCA EL RINCÓN DE CLUNIA
From the moment we started to plant the vineyards we realised that the plot “El Rincón” hid a fabulous potential whereby we have made outstanding and high quality wines with a strong character. A special spot with a singular terroir.
TERROIR “FINCA EL RINCÓN”
A 2.02 hectare plot planted at 970 meters above the sea level in sandy clay loam soils.
This special place is also marked by extreme weather conditions with very cold and long winters are very hot summers during the day. The ripeness period profits from a dramatic temperature drop between day and night, plenty of sunlight and lack of rain.
The grapes go through a three-step selection: On the vineyard during hand harvest; during the selection of the best bunches; and on the vibrating table during the selection of the best berries and elimination of all green parts. Prior to fermentation, the grapes are stored in a cold chamber at semi-freezing temperature in order to break down the skin cells and improve color and aroma extraction during maceration and fermentation. Pre-fermentative maceration at 4ºC for 2 days and alcoholic fermentation in stainless-steel tanks with natural selected yeasts (Saccharomyces cerevisiae galactose – (ex-bayanus)), between 7 to 10 days and post-fermentative maceration for 13 days. A total 21 day winemaking period. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels with bâttonage on its lees.
18 months ageing in French oak barrels, especially selected to add complexity to the wine while respecting the aromas and flavors of the grape variety.
Bright yellow with shades of green and golden hues.
Fresh fruit aromas of apricot, pineapple and grapefruit with subtle floral and herbal hints. The fermentation and ageing period in the oak barrels add elegance and complexity to its unique bouquet.
Fresh and elegant on tasting, with an ample fruit palate and a long, lingering fruity finish in the aftertaste
FINCA EL RINCÓN DE CLUNIA 2014
GUÍA PEÑÍN DE LOS VINOS DE ESPAÑA – 95 points
WINE SPECTATOR – 92 points
FINCA EL RINCÓN DE CLUNIA 2013
CIVAS AKATAVINO – 96 points and gold medal
Technical Sheet (pdf)