Grapes: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Tempranillo
There are two vineyards used for the production of Casa l’Angel Old Vines; “Casa Tortosa” and “Finca San Vicente.” Both vineyards were planted in the mid- to late-1980s and produce small quantities of intense grapes. They both have typically sandy clay loam soils and are at a height of 600 m above sea level.
The varieties were fermented separately, after a gentle destemming and light crushing. The fermentation-maceration took place in stainless steel tanks of 5,000 kilos of capacity. Fermentations start cool and finish warm, this combined with a program of pumping over, extracts color and appropriate structure in the end yielding a clean fermentation and high quality wine.
Following alcoholic fermentation the wine was aged for 6 months 25% each in stainless steel tank, new, 1 year old and 2 year old French Oak barrels.
Bronze Medal Decanter Awards 2013
Wine Spectator Online
Black cherry, licorice and black olive flavors mingle over light, firm tannins in this polished red. Offers a clean, airy texture and a spicy finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. Drink now. 1,000 cases made. Web Only 2015
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby. Sexy, oak-spiced aromas of cherry-cola, cassis and potpourri. Sappy and penetrating, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors. Supple and open-knit, drinking very nicely now, with strong finishing punch and spiciness. Issue 164, Oct/Sept 2012