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RITA HETVIN

Variety

100% tinto fino / tempranillo

Awards and recognitions

Guía Peñín: 92 points. Price / quality ratio RRR

Analytical data

Alcohol: 17.5 % Vol. / Acidity: 5.7 g/l / Residual sugar: 85 g/l / PH: 3,65 g/l

Service temperature
8ºC

Appearance: Brilliant, cherry red, with garnet tints. Color intensity medium high and dense tears.
Nose: Intense aroma, ripe red and black fruit, currants, blackberries, dry plum. Vanilla and spice hints and cherry in liqueur.
Palate: Warm, semi-sweet, good balance with acidity and sugar. Persistent finish.

It all starts in the vineyard with meticulous care of the grapes throughout the growing season until the harvest.

The grapes are harvested when they reach their optimum ripeness, manually selected bunch by bunch and transported in small boxes so that the grapes will not suffer any damage.

FERMENTATION

Once in the winery, the grapes are cooled. After 12 hours we achieve a temperature of 7ºC in order to perform a pre-fermentation maceration that will extract the most of the grapes flavor and color.

This process takes between 4 and 6 days, after which the alcoholic fermentation starts spontaneously by slowly increasing the temperature.

Halfway through, the alcoholic fermentation is stopped with our own distilled grape alcohol and cooling at 2° C, to achieve a sugar content in the wine of about 80-90 g/ l.

The grape sugar that has not transformed to alcohol is what is making this product a natural semi-sweet wine.

AGEING

The wine is aged in French and American oak for 12-14 months. Finally the wine is clarified before bottling.

The medium toast gives space to the fruit wine, and fine-grained promotes good micro-oxygenation.

 

Sweet desserts, foie gras, ripe cheeses, blue cheeses, nuts, chocolate.

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