Baron de Turis Gran Reserva 2012 (Valencia, Spain) "...black fruits, chocolate, tobacco..."
The production of this wine begins in the vineyard, with the selection of vines with low yield and small clusters, looking for healthy grapes and with the optimum quality to produce a wine that can be aged for a long period. Grapes are hand-picked, and only the healthy bunches with optimum ripeness are selected. Grapes are de-stemmed and gently crushed, and the paste goes through a long maceration-fermentation under controlled temperature to extract aromas, body and colour, and a post-fermentative maceration. Afterwards, the malolactic fermentation takes place in tanks. Each type of grape is aged in American oak barrels, each grape separately, for a minimum of 18 months and in the bottle until it is released.
"Bright deep cherry colour with orange hues. Good intensity and complex aromas of black fruits, cacao, chocolate, tobacco. Mineral character. Balanced and harmonious, wide, with rich and sweet tannins. Full-bodied and lingering." - Producer