This flavorful red is named after "El Estrecho de Pipa", which translates as “the Strait of Pipe," the area where the vineyards are situated, which has a reputation for creating red wines with a streak of slatey minerality. Made entirely from mature, hand-harvested Monastrell, fermented and aged for 12 months in French oak.

Tasting Notes

Bright ruby-red in color, Estrecho shows attractive aromas of red cherry, plum and wet slate. On the palate, the wine has refreshing acidity and bright fruit flavors.

Food Pairing

Great match for spicy cured meats, seafood stews, or fritto misto.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
The Estrecho de Pipa vineyard
Vineyard size:
70 acres
Soil composition:
Sandy-Loam
Training method:
Gobelet
Elevation:
2,310 feet
Vines/acre:
440
Yield/acre:
0.2 tons
Exposure:
Northern / Southern
Year vineyard planted:
1947
Harvest time:
November
First vintage of this wine:
2003
Bottles produced of this wine:
12,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Monastrell
Fermentation container:
Barriques and Wooden vats
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
7 days
Fermentation temperature:
82-86 °F
Maceration technique:
Punchdown
Length of maceration:
25 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barrels
Size of aging container:
500 L
Age of aging container:
One-Three years
Type of oak:
French: Allier
Length of aging before bottling:
12 months
Length of bottle aging:
12 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
14.0 %
pH level:
3.5
Residual sugar:
< 0,65 g/L
Acidity:
6.5 g/L
Dry extract:
33.0 g/L

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