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Santbru

Carignan
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Santbru is the mainstay of the winery Portal del Montsant, It is marked by the characteristics of the personality of the old carignan,more than 70 years old. With a guard potential of between five and eight years.

Awards

vintage 2017
vintage 2015
2021
92 points
Guía Peñín
Edouard Chevalier
Portal del Montsant Oenologist
Santbru, due to its intensity, goes well with barbecued red meat, game stews and oven-baked fish.  And it will pair perfectly with dark chocolate.
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Purple black with a bluish edge and well-formed tears.

Nose

Fresh red fruits and Asian spices

Palate

Elegant structure and harmonic acidity. It is a mineral wine, fresher and more aromatic than usual, with smooth and juicy tannins.

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Varieties and Analysis

Yes

Contains sulfites

Carignan

Varietal

14.5%

Alcohol volume (%)

D.O. Montsant

D.O.

Red wine

Product

The Winery

Located in the town of Marcà's former cooperative, a building dedicated to winemaking since the start of the last century, this emerging Montsant winery stands out due to its work with the area's historic varieties:  Garnacha and Cariñena. The wines are subtle, fragrant and complex, and take their names (Brunus and Santbru) from the founder of the Carthusian Monastic Order, Saint Bruno of Cologne.  Carthusian monks have had a presence in the Priorat region since 1194 and instigated the cultivation of vines.

Elaboration - Vinification

Controlled temperature fermentation at and maceration of the grapes during 20-30 days.

Controlled temperature fermentation at and maceration of the grapes during 20-30 days, making the extraction a little bit easier with smooth pigeages. Aging of 14 months in French oak barrels of 225 l.

Vineyard - Viticulture

Grapes with origin in various small crus of extraordinary quality and clayey/chalky soils.

Grapes with origin in various small crus of extraordinary quality and clayey/chalky soils. Predominant of old carignan more than 70 years old. Gobelet conduction system and very low production. Plantation density is high with 1 meter between rows and 2 meters between vines. Mediterranean climate in the area (Masroig, Marçà, Capçanes, El Molar) with some continental characteristic in the vineyards located to the northern part and at 700-800 meters of altitude (Cornudella).

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