All young wines are hazy after fermentation due to tiny molecules such as proteins, tartrates, tannins and phenolics. Whilst natural and harmless, many people have come to expect and like their wine to be clear. To help the accelerate the clarification process, which if given time can settle naturally, winemakers use fining agents.
Some common fining agents include casein (a milk protein), albumin (egg whites), gelatin (animal protein) and isinglass (fish bladder protein).
Whilst fining with casein and albumin is usually acceptable by most vegetarians, all four cannot be considered vegans friendly as tiny traces of the fining agent may be absorbed into the wine during the fining process. Carbon, bentonite clay, limestone, kaolin clay, plant casein, silica gel, and vegetable plaques are all suitable alternatives.
A bright red cherry colour in the glass. The nose shows black fruit and vanilla from the oak. Fruity on the palate, with good balance, leading to a long and pleasant finish.
Pretty, pale strawberry colour. Fresh bouquet of floral notes and strawberries/raspberries that blend together exquisitely. Delicious and refined on tasting with a pleasant fullness and refreshing, luscious flavours that awaken the taste buds.
Expressive bouquet of red fruits, spicy notes and a vanilla background. Wonderfully fruity palate, with dense black fruit flavours and good tannins.
Intense aromas of red fruits, strawberry, raspberry and cranberry touched by fine nuances of vanilla and liquorice. Silky palate, with good structure and fleshiness. Pleasant and long-lasting finish.
Red cherry colour with ruby hints in the glass. Intense aromas of red matured fruits as well as notes of sweet spice from the oak maturation. Well balanced on the palate, very persistent and elegant finish.
Aromas of red fruits, cherry and strawberry are blended with the notes of vanilla and spice from the oak. Liquored cherries and black pepper on the palate with a well-structured and fleshy finish.
Deep brillant cherry colour in the glass. Intense aromas of black and red fruits as well as spicy and balsamic notes. A complex and well blanced palate exhibiting good fruit concentration alongside the rich texture from oak maturation.
Dense, dark ruby colour. Refined and complex bouquet with a hint of cherry, vanilla and soft toasted notes. Balanced in the mouth where silky, well-defined tannins combine with luscious flavours to reveal a pleasant fullness. This Reserva follows firmly in the footsteps of the previous 2012 vintage that won excellent awards.
Intense cherry colour with orange hues in the glass. Aromas of stewed red fruits, fig, raisins and vanilla. A rich and full palate with great structure. Elegant and well balanced.
Dark colour. Complex nose that combines in a symphony the singularities of its 6 small parcels of vines to reveal rich balsamic notes, black cherries and exquisite toasted sensations. Its artisanal vinification results in smooth tannins that integrate flavours of wild fruits, coffee and dark chocolate. Its superb class comes through in the mouth with good structure and exquisite elegance.