La Flor del Flor old vines Samsó

Tasting note:

Dark, full saturated red, blueish-black when young; Black cherry; Loads of dark berries, vibrant, bright aromas of cherry, plum, currant; fine toasty and coffee flavours; rich, seductive, lively black berry fruit; complex, sophisticated, elegant; rich and full-bodied; ripe but soft tannins; smooth glycerin sweetness; fresh and mineral; very crisp, amazingly long finish; serious aging potential.

Grape varieties: 

100% Carignan (Samsó)

Temperature controlled fermentation (26-30ºC; indigenous yeast)
Maceration: 24 days
Malo-lactic fermentation started in tank and finished in barrel
No fining
Not cold stabilized, light filtration

14 month aged in new and one year old French oak barrels (228l, 300l, 500l); Allier and Never; light and medium toasted; no racking
After blending, aged for 3 months in tank before bottling.

4 small plots of old vines
Age of vines: 85-105 years old;
Terroir: clay, granite; very mineral. Additional plots of slate
Slopes and old terraces
Altitude: 240 - 480m
Prunning: traditional bush vines, Gobelet

By hand in 20kg boxes.
Harvest starts end september 2013
Hand sorted.
400 to 800g (2 - 4 small bunches per vine)
15-18hl/ha
Small, thick-skinned, beery fruit

14,7 % vol. Alcohol
5,3 g/l acidity (tartaric)
<2 g/l residual sugar

3000 bottles (75cl.)

Ultimate Wine Challenge 2018:

  • Flor del Flor de Primavera old vines samsó 2014: 93 puntos

Selection Das Genussmagazin 2018:

  • Flor del Flor de Primavera old vines samsó 2015: 90 puntos

Gilbert Gaillard 2018:

  • La Flor del Flor de Primavera Samsó - 2015: 92/100: GOLD MEDALL 90+

Gilbert Gaillard 2017:

  • Flor del Flor de Primavera Samsó 2014: 90/100: GOLD

Selection Das Genussmagazin 2016:

  • la Flor del Flor de Primavera Samsó 2013: 3***
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