Maius Assemblage 2008
Grape Varieties: 65% Garnacha 20% Mazuela/Carinena
Aging: 20% of the wine ages in oak barrels for 6 months, then it lays down and matures in a tank before bottling. 80% of the wine does not go under any aging process in oak.
Production: 36,000 bottles (750ml)
The 2008 Assemblage is a blend of 65% Garnacha, 20% Carinena, and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from estate vineyards. Only 20% of the wine was aged in oak with rest in tank. Purple-colored, it delivers a fragrant perfume of mineral, espresso, lavender, plum, and black cherry. Smooth textured, rich, and intense,
this nicely balanced offering can be enjoyed now and over the next 6 years. It is an outstanding value.
Elaboration: After de-stemming and pressing, the grapes are left in stainless steel tanks for a 3 day pre-fermentation at a moderate temperature of 14 degrees Celsius, to emphasize the aromas. Fermentation of the must was in contact with the skin. Throughout the alcoholic fermentation the temperature is kept a maximum of 26 degrees Celsius. The partially fermented must is decanted for 10 days. A good maceration allows us to obtain healthy tannic structure and anthocyanins.
Maius Classic 2008
Grape Varieties: 50% Garnacha 20% Mazuela/Carinena
Aging: Light aging of 6 months in 70% French and 30% American oak, followed by rest and maturation in tanks before bottling.
Production: 24,000 bottles (750ml)
and offer prime drinking from 2011 to 2020.
The 2008 Classic is made up of 50% Garnacha, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Carinena aged for 6 months in French and American oak. Purple in color, it displays an expressive nose of Asian spices, mineral, espresso, lavender, black cherry, and plum. Dense, ripe, and full-bodied with layers of savory fruit, this intense offering will evolve for 1-2 years