Variety: 85% Monastrell, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottling and developed on the property.
TRIGA is a new project of Rafael Cañizares and Jorge Ordoñez. The winery is located in the town of Pinoso. Triga vineyards are located in the southeast of the city of Salinas and northwest of Pinoso (Alicante), near the largest marble quarry in the world.
The grapes come from five vineyards, some planted in 1925. Four of them Monastrell. Located in the Sierra de Salinas and Sierra de Umbria and saw Sima. Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is in the Sierra de Salinas.
Back wineries owns 185 hectares in Alicante, under a handmade crop planted all glass system, natural (almost organic) in dry.
Triga grows and develops under DO Alicante, one of the most historic wine regions in Spain. Inhabited for 7 million years ago, he has been producing wine almost since.
Archaeologists have discovered remains of ancient Roman amphorae, clay containers used to transport wine since antiquity.
Due to the strength of the grape, climate and agriculture, the region has achieved remarkable pests survive as powdery mildew and phylloxera.
Fossilized limestone soil and the top layer filled with limestone. Located at an altitude of 700 -750 meters above the sea. There are 15.5 hectares of planted feet Franco. The different altitudes within this small area make it a microclimate that is predominantly continental, with Mediterranean climate is formed.
Winters are cold, with snow on the highest peaks, the temperature can drop to -6 ° and increase to 15-20 °.
In summer daytime temperatures can be achieved up to 40th with a sharp decline in the night falling at least until the 10th. The rains are about one third of that in the rest of the Iberian peninsula. This results in an extraordinary balance of acidity and sugar.
Only the oldest vineyards are used for the production of Triga.
The vineyards are carefully monitored at all stages and processes, pruning, flowering, fruiting, ripening, maturation and harvest and only the best plots are selected. These vines have very low yields, about 1to / Ha. Each plot is harvested, prepared and aged separately.
Malolactic fermentation in barrel, 100% wine undergoes aged for 20 months in French oak.
The wine is lightly filtered.
The famous Australian winemaker Chris Ringland co-leads the project in collaboration with Rafael Cañizares.
Tasting notes: Purple opaque. Explosive aromas of black and blue fruits are transformed into notes of licorice, Indian spices and floral oils. Rich and long, has a good acidity that gives elegance. In the mouth, sweet cranberries and currants stain the palate with a spicy persistence and final concentrate.