60% Syrah, 30% Tintilla de Rota (Graciano) & 10% Petit Verdot
12 months in French oak barrels
ARX comes from plot No. 1 of Syrah, plot No. 2 of Tintilla de Rota and plot No. 10 of Petit Verdot. All of them with a North East orientation, Levante winds and steep slopes in which the bunches are perfectly shaded and aerated for a perfect maturation.
The harvest is collected manually and at night, to take advantage of low temperatures. Pre fermentation cold maceration is done for four days to preserve the colour, aroma and taste of the grapes then the varieties are fermented separately for approximately 20 to 25 days.
Colour: The ARX has a deep purple colour.
Nose: Charming bouquet with impressions of plum, blackcurrant, mocha, and clove.
Palate: Tsunami of red and purple fruit on the palate on a backbone of ripe, sweet tannins. Jammy, complex and long with a balanced acidity and a flinty minerality. Great length and subtle oak complexity.
The jewel of the south
“From the planting of the vineyards, to the selection of the varieties, up to the perfectionism of the winemaking and aging processes, everything for Tesalia has been done to create a «grand cru classé» in Andalucía. The ongoing focus has been to create a wine of exceptional quality and style that exhibits concentration, elegance, complexity, balance, length and ageability. Ready for an immediate consumption, however they will pleasantly evolve during the next ten years”, Cees van Casteren, Master of Wine & Ignacio de Miguel, oenologist.
ARX is a different blend, based on Syrah and Tintilla de Rota, created with a similar focus on quality and character although stylistically there is more focus on fruit, freshness and immediate pleasure.
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