ORBUS – agricultura ecológica Alta Alella

Type of wine: Red wine
Grape variety: Syrah
Appellation: D.O. Alella
Alcohol: 14% Vol.
Total acidity: 3,8 g/l.
Bottle content: 0,75 l. / 1,5 l.
Bottles per case: 6
Production: 3.300 bot.

ALTA ALELLA ORBUS – agricultura ecológica Alta Alella

Wine characteristics

Red wine aged and elaborated from 100% Syrah grapes. The grapes are cultivated on southeast facing “terrasses” upon “sauló”, the characteristic soil of the D.O. Alella. Large variation in temperature from night to day allows for supreme ripeness of the skins. After de-stemming, the grapes are moved to stainless steel tanks to begin maceration, where we extract the sweet tannins from the skin of the grape. This process continues for approximately thirty days, during which time the alcohol fermentation commences at a controlled temperature of 24°C. We use the technique know as “el sombrero sumergido” or submerged cap, to keep the skins in contact with the must allowing optimal extraction of color and tannins from the skin while diminishing the volatile acids in the final product. To respect the characteristics and potential of the wine, it is bottled without filtration or stabilization.

Intense cherry color. Powerful yet elegant nose with mature fruit, balsamic, tobacco and very good aging notes. Tasty, well structured and noble tannin. Finish is long and complex. Expected to have an excellent evolution in the bottle.