Museum Real Cigales Reserva 1.5ltr
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PRODUCER: Finca Museum came about as the start of the expansion process by Grupo Barón de Ley outside La Rioja region, where it originated. Seeking vine-growing areas where it was possible to maintain the right value for money, the Grupo looked towards the Cigales Appellation of Origin region. Village by village, plaza by plaza, asking all the locals, they finally found a singular vineyard where to build a spectacular winery that today bears the name Finca Museum.
WINEMAKING: After manual picking into crates and sorting on the selection table, grapes were de-stalked and transferred to stainless steel vats. It was fermented at 29ºC. Temperature control, analysis, pumping over and tasting daily, the moment to de-vat the wine was decided, which took place after 21 days in order to achieve the maximum extraction of flavour and colour, preparing the wine like this for its long, nurtured ageing process (crianza). 22 months in new French barrels with frequent racking and refilling. After bottling, the wine was left to age further in bottle cellars for another 15 months under controlled temperature and humidity conditions until the moment it was labelled.
TASTING NOTES: Ruby-red coloured with dark garnet glints, this complex wine opens with delicate toasted notes and hints of liquorice, red fruit and wild berries along with balsamic and mineral nuances. The palate is full and supple with polished tannins and a smooth creaminess followed by a very long, persistent finish.