Winegrowing in the Massís del Garraf. Small family winery in Olivella (Barcelona).

Roqua 2012

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Roqua 2012 is made with 60% of Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% of Garnatxa Negra.

The Cabernet Sauvignon has its origins in Bordeaux, but it has adapted perfectly to the terroir of the Massís del Garraf. We decided to choose this varietal due to our experience with Cabernet Sauvignon in this area. This varietal brings color and structure to the wine. The grapes all come from our parcel El Planot, whose vines are 30 years old.

The Garnatxa Negra, autochtonous varietal, brings fruity aromas to the wine.

Together with the Cabernet Sauvignon, we reach a perfect equilibrium characterized by the aromas of ripe fruit, balsamic notes and reminders of its time in oak barrels. In the mouth, it has a gentle but also surprising entrance, with a charge of elegant tannins and a perfect acidity that makes it very pleasant to drink.

Parcel: El Planot (Cabernet Sauvignon) and la Garnatxa Negra.

Soil: clay and limestone

Year of planting: 1984 and 1990

Harvest: manual

Winemaking and aging: Initially, we make a cold pre-maceration of the grapes to enhance the extraction of aromas, followed by the fermentation in stainless steel barrels at a controlled temperature lower than 28 ºC. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine is transferred to French and Hungarian oak barrels, where it stays for 9 months before bottling.