Dos Dedos De Frente

Dos Dedos De Frente

Grape Variety:97% Syrah, 3% Viognier
Vintage: 2013
Winemaker: Norrel Robertson MW

Tasting Notes:

Colour: Unevolved and intense with light purple rim.
Bouquet: Pronouced cassis and cigar box nose with lifted floral perfume and violets.
Taste: Full and unctuous on the palate with intense black fruit characters, well integrated oak and a long sumptious finish.

Winemaker's Notes:

Grapes were hand picked into 20kg cases in the early hours of the 16th of October from the single estate of ‘Finca del Val’ situated at 950 metres from twos parcel of Syrah situated on ‘cantos’ or pudding stones. Grapes were stored at 0 degrees for 48 hours in a cool room before gentle crushing and cold soak for a further 10 days. The must was then warmed and fermentation commenced with punch downs and pigeage. Half way through fermentation of the Syrah, fresh Viognier juice and Viognier lees were added to aid colour stability and to add glycerol, perfume and complexity to the wine.

A further maceration of 3 weeks followed after alcoholic fermentation and the wine was then pressed to two and three year old 225 French oak barrels from Hermitage, Darnajou and Dominique Laurent coopers. Total production of 12 barrels / 3555 bottles.

Calatayud offers one of the most unique areas in Spain for Rhone varietals and when Syrah and Viognier are grown at altitude at viticultural extremes the results are quite singular and perfumed.

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