Altos del Cuco Monastrell / Syrah / Tempranillo 2014
The stone shelter "Cuco" is frequently found among the vineyards of Casa de la Ermita's region. In the winter they provide warmth and protection, in the summer coolness and shade. In winter the vines need the cold to allow them to rest; in the summer warmth and sunshine are needed to ripen the grapes. Full-bodied, fruity wine with jammy flavors.
40% Monastrell, 30% Syrah, 30% Tempranillo. Bottled by R.E. 30013-MU (AKA Bodegas y Vinyedos Casa de la Ermita). The Casa de la Ermita winery, surrounded by their vineyards, is situated at more then 2,297 feet above sea level, where flora and fauna live in harmony live in a unique environment. It has a fleet of 4,200 barrels of 225 liters each, three pneumatic presses, cooling equipment, bottling machine for 5,000 barrels per hour, and a storage capacity of 2,500 kiloliters. The grapes enter the cellar at a height of 26 feet with the vinification process being carried out via gravity. The elaboration process takes between 10 and 15 days with temperature control, thus achieving complex and flavorful wines with a good aptitude for aging.