Wines from a blend of different vineyards of the estate Casa Los Frailes. Fresh, fluid, straight wines expressing the personality of our Meditteranean Monastrell.
At the foothills of the Dolomite mountain, we find the Monastrell in the most stony soil, where the roots only deep 60 cms until touching the Mother Rock. In this wine, we look for the originality of this Monastrell meeting the Mother Rock (dolomia-calcarous). In order to respect this personality, we decided to elaborate the wine as the Friars (los Frailes) did at the Estate, limiting to minimum the intervention at the winery and using the same concrete deposits and anfors as the friars used a long time ago.
Single vineyard called “Dolomitas”. 700 meters over sea level. Soil located at the foothills of the Dolomite mountain, very stony (due to the Dolomite erosion), rich in magnesium and very close to the mother rock (the tap calcareous). There is not deepness in the soil and the roots are developed in the mother rock, providing a minerality, freshness and finesse to this wine. Bush vines planted in 1980 in dry agriculture.
The harvest is manual. The work at the winery is limited to a minimum: wild yeasts, light battonages, minimum amount of sulphites and light filtration. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in old concrete deposits from the c. XVIII where the friars used to elaborate wine. Aging the wine for 10 months in old concrete deposits and anfors.
It was a very dry winter, only 50mm of rainfall. However, it was in Spring when very precise and well distributed rains came. Thanks to these rains, the vineyard grew very strong and vigorous, forcing an extreme green pruning to reserve some forces for the end of the cycle.
The summer was very dry, however no heat wave impacted us being the average temperatures lower than usual, 24ºC. The draught went on during the months of June and July allowing us only to treat with sulphur and copper once.
Yield: 3.000 kilos/hectare