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Don Pascual Marselan Reserve

Variety: Marselán 100%

Kilograms per hectare: 6.000 – 8.000

Hectolitres per hectare: 35 – 48

Region: Juanicó

Soil type: Chalky – clay


~ Temperate with oceanic influences

~ Mean annual temperature of 16.6° C. (62° F.)

~ Seasons clearly marked with warm summers and cool winters

Winemaking Method:

~ Grapes must reach the ideal ripeness in order to be harvested

~ Seed and grape analysis

~ Bunches selected and hand picked

~ Second selection process grape by grape at the winery

~ Cold maceration for 4 days before fermentation

~ Fermentation between 24° C and 28° C

~ Post fermentation maceration

~ Oak ageing for 3 months

Winemaker´s Notes:

Marselán is a modern, relatively unknown grape variety which the French INRA (Institut National de Recherche Agronomique) developed by crossing Cabernet Sauvignon with Grenache (or Garnacha).

Appearance: Deep red colour

Nose:Notes of red berries, mint and eucalyptus

Palate: Velvety initially, intensifies mid-palate and leads to a long finish

Serving temperature: 16-18 ºC

Food pairings: Pork and mushrooms dishes would suit this wine particularly well.