Oriol Perez de Tudela, Escabeces 2018 is darker than the 2017, and is a rose that is beautifully blood orange-tinted. Blood orange, pink grapefruit and red apple on the nose. Notes of tinned peaches and white raisins. The palate is full of smooth, stone fruit, apricot and peach skin with great concentration and texture. Sightly grippy and fresh tannins, bitter even. Long and juicy. Red apple skin finish. This wine is fermented with wild yeasts, partially on the skins (60%) to give it that gorgeous deep colour.
60% of grapes are de-stemmed and fermented on their skins for 22 days,15% de-stemmed &, fermented without skin, 15% whole bunch fermentation with a lid on (carbonic maceration), crush grapes with foot and finish fermentation without skin but with colour, 10% whole bunch lightly crushed to obtain colour and volume. Fermentation with stems and skins.
Escabeces is the name of a small town in Tarragona where 99% of this rare Cartoixa Vermell (just a few vineyards) is planted. As the vineyards climb from the sea to the Serra de Montalt mountains, the soils and climates change from the Mediterranean to Continental, offering a wide range of wine style. In recent years there has been a concerted effort to modernise its wine production, incorporating new grapes and styles into the traditional vineyards of the region.