CLOS BARTOLOMÉ 2008
 

A YOUNG WINE OVER THE AGE OF 40

 
This red is the latest fruit borne by the vines of the Bartolomé i Vernet family. It boasts a mixture of the garnacha, samsó and cabernet sauvignon grape varieties from the year 2008 harvest, collected from ancient vines aging from 40 to 80 years. Both youthful and old at the same time: a fascinating contrast.
 
All of the personality and character instilled by the native soil in the trossos of “El Grinyó,” “Mas de Caldera” and “Els Molins” with the boldness, potential and freshness held by the red fruits, with certain purplish overtones. Beyond just an exceptional wine from a harvest defined as very good, the Clos Bartolomé 2008 red wine is a real find.
Yesterday and today, all in one glass.
 
HARVESTING AND PRODUCTION

For this wine’s production, the garnacha and samsó varieties were used, collected from vines between 40 and 80 years old, along with Cabernet Sauvignon about 20 years in age. The grapes on the vine are collected by hand and transported in boxes so that they make it to their destination intact, healthy and in optimal conditions for wine production. Vinification was performed at a controlled temperature of 26-28ºC, and the must remained in fermentation vats for fourteen days, the time necessary to create a wine with the proper color level and polyphenol substances.

 
BLEND
Garnacha 50%
Samsó 40%
Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
 
AGEING

El Clos Bartolomé was matured in Allier French oak barrels, medium toast (Boutes –Grand Reserve–, Dargaud & Jaegle –Marcel Cadet–, Demptos and Radoux) in first, second and third year barrels for 12 months.Bottled: September 2010.Production: 9,000 bottles authenticated and numbered by handVine grower: Antonio Rodríguez / Enologist: Josep Valiente

 
WINE FEATURES

This wine is of an intense cherry red color with purplish overtones in the meniscus, an unequivocal sign of its youth. Its aroma is powerful, fruity (ripened fruits, red berries...), concentrated and mature, with balsamic hints and mineral reminiscences over a background of oak which provides light touches of toasted flavors and high-quality spices. To the palate, it is strong and meaty, providing the enjoyment of a certain complexity, while remaining pleasant, voluptuous and well-structured. The fruit and the oak in the barrels are finely integrated. Its tannins are fine and mature, and coupled with the subtle notes of spices, it is made a very fine, elegant, enduring wine with an after taste of mature concentrated fruit.

 
PRESERVATION

The wine is expected to undergo favorable change over the next 3-4 years. Serving temperature: 16-20 Cº.