ESTRECHO is a 100% Monastrell wine, made from a single vineyard located at the “Estrecho de Pipa” in Villena, situated at 700 metres above sea level and with some land characteristics which makes it unique. The vineyard lives over fine sand which is poor in organic materials and this allows the plant to perfectly reach its aromatic maturity without exhaustion or stress. It is a traditional vineyard with 1500 plants per hectare in goblet-pruned and without any irrigation support. The fertilizer is made from ecological sheep manure which is fermented by us. It is a vine in which we work with the concept of “zero residue”, this means it has never received any weedkillers and of course, not insecticides either, we only work with sulphur in powder, copper, and natural biological help like the “bacillus turugensis” for the moth and a lot of conscience. This wine has remained for 16 months in French oak barrels.
ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS: The colour is ruby red with some garnet reflections, without complexes and not being obsessed about the extraction. Clean, gleaming and joyful. In the smelling phase we find a lot of matured fruit joined perfectly attached to the wood without it dominating. At this moment balsamic notes clearly appear, underwood, humus, wet land, pine, rosemary, mature red fruits and fig bread accompanied by fine smoked notes and cedar given by the combined French Allier oak barrels of 500 litres. In mouth it is fine, with sweet and granulated tannins. The wine is fresh and acid, which will help it live and compensate the alcoholic graduation. This wine is very long and unctuous. Estrecho is a wine with soul, it is prepared for drink now and the following years. As a concept we have searched for the finesse and elegance of this variety, starting with the selection of the land and committing ourselves in the vinification not to over extract, press or compress. It is our little tribute to the Alicante province, with this wine you will enjoy the sun, our land and our people.