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Pardas Collita Roja 2014

Pardas Collita Roja is a red wine from the D.O. Penedès made from the indigenous and almost disappeared Sumoll grape variety. The Sumoll is harvested from small vineyards planted more than 60 years ago, with grapevines twisted by time and no intervention in their natural processes, allowing the vines to grow at their whim.The Sumoll is nuanced with a small percentage of Marselan (15%). 

The winemaking processes are carried out separately according to variety and the vineyard from which the grape comes. The Sumoll undergoes fermentation in steel deposits and in open chestnut barrels. Its malolactic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks where the wine stays for 3 months before being put into the barrels where is stays for 12 months. Once the entire process is finished, it is placed in steel deposits again for 4 months more. The Marselan undergoes a malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels, 15% of which are new and the rest first and second year. It rests in these barrels for 16 months approximately. Once this whole process is finished, the blend is made and the wine is bottled during the month of July. It is recommended decanting this wine at least an hour before serving since it is a rather closed wine and needs time to open up.