Producer: Viñedos Culturales
Wine Name: El Carro
Wine Region/ Appellation:
Grape varieties: 100% Moscatel de Alejandría (
Guide Price: 9 €
Our Rating: ++++++ (6)
Here is the third Spanish Wine under 10 Euros according to our Ranking.
About the area
Vineyard located in the La Mata Natural Park in Torrevieja, a seaside city located on the Costa Blanca. This area forms part of the
province, in south-eastern . Spain
The soil is originally quaternary with sandy texture, low organic matter content, a high percentage of this soil produces carbonates . The vineyards seat on coastal dunes over fossils, its high sand contents (80%) allowed them to survive the phylloxera epidemic.
Using “Vigneron” Rafael Bernabé’s own words: “ If the inland
vineyards are the children of the
sun and light, La Mata’s vineyard is the child of the sun, the Mediterranean
light and its sea breezes. This is its one great secret. “ Alicante
About the wine
30 year old Vineyards, located at sea level. The producer follows Organic farming principles; it doesn’t use pesticides or synthetic products.
Grape selection takes place at the cellar. Grapes are treaded and cold pressed with a vertical screw press. Fermentation takes place in
500 litres new French
oak barrels using yeasts. Partial malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel
too. It is then aged between 4 and 6 months, half the time in 500 litre barrels and the
other half in steel tanks. No batonnage.
This wine was bottled in March 2012.It was vinified with the minimal SO2 addition, using the vineyard’s own yeast, without enzymes or bacteria, no clarification and filtering, all done with the minimum intervention
Golden yellow, slightly gold-fish color. Intense nose blending white flower, grapefruit, gunpowder, grass and fennel.
Creamy at first, but rapidly becomes cutting and grinding. Dry acidity, with tannins and citrus fruits. Complex. Very dry and bitter. A hurricane of feelings on the palate, vibrant, deep and persistent.
A great dry
highly recommended with pork or lamb dishes. Muscat