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Heretat Montrubi Gaintus 2004

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Winemaker Notes

The wine has an intense cherry color with a light cover of purple elements. On the nose it is intense and elegant with mineral and graphite tones well integrated with toasty wood and menthol. The taste is at first sweet with flavor of fresh fruit and compote. The tannins are firm with a lingering fresh finish.

Blend: 100% Sumoll

Critical Acclaim

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2004 Gaintus is 100% Sumoll aged in French oak for 14 months. Dark ruby-colored, it has an enticing bouquet of cedar, smoke, clove, cinnamon, violet, cherry, and black raspberry. Medium-bodied, the wine is already revealing some complexity. Ripe, balanced, and long, it should blossom for another 3-5 years and show at its best through 2020.
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Heretat Montrubi

Heretat Montrubi

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Heretat Montrubi, Spain
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For more than 25 years we have created quality and exclusive quality wines of limited production; innovated production processes, technology and the varieties of grape used. Amongst other things we have been pioneers in the production of a quality home-produced Cava; the production of a Rosé Cava and the arrangement of bottles vertically in their cases.

Constantly in pursuit of quality we select the best parts of our estates of more than 300 hectares and dedicate ourselves to the conservation of the purity of the grapes, the potency of the terroir and the defence of varieties indigenous to Penedès: Sumoll, Xarel.lo Garnatxa and Samsó.

Known for bold reds, crisp whites and distinctive sparkling and fortified wines, Spain has embraced international varieties and wine styles while continuing to place primary emphasis on its own native grapes. Though the country’s climate is diverse, it is generally hot and dry. In the center of the country lies a vast, arid plateau known as the Meseta Central, characterized by extremely hot summers and frequent drought.

Rioja is Spain’s best-known region, where earthy, age-worthy reds are made from Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Rioja also produces rich, nutty whites from the local Viura grape.

Ribera del Duero is gaining ground with its single varietal Tempranillo wines, recognized for their concentration of fruit and opulence. Priorat, a sub-region of Catalonia, specializes in bold, full-bodied red blends of Garnacha (Grenache), Cariñena (Carignan), and often Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Catalonia is also home to Cava, a sparkling wine made in the traditional method but from indigenous varieties. In the cool, damp northwest region of Galicia, refreshing white Albariño and Verdejo dominate.

Sherry, Spain’s famous fortified wine, is produced in a wide range of styles from dry to lusciously sweet at the country’s southern tip in Jerez.

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With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a fruity and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is naturally high in acidity and tannins. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

HIH1335_2004 Item# 111441