Brooding and intense, with deep aromas of lush black fruit and dark cocoa powder. The palate is velvety, with dense notes of Morello cherry, violets, liquorice and menthol, with hints of toffee. Exquisite!
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Varietales is a blend of 35% Tempranillo, 35% Merlot, 20% Syrah and 10% Cabernet. A portion of the blend is matured in tinajas - ancient clay amphorae, or pots.
Sommos is among Spain's most modern bodegas, from its futuristic main building, which features interlaced cubes, to its 27-metre high winery, which was designed to use just gravity to move wine around, thereby avoiding the damage that traditional pumps cause - Sommos even uses the intelligent Cartesian porta ovis robot ("Explorer Robot") to carry out basic tasks such as filling/emptying barrels, stacking pallets etc! Grapes are harvested during the cool of the night to maximise the wines' fruitiness.
The northern Spanish region of Somontano ("under the mountain") nestles in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Unlike much of the country's interior, it is lush and green due to an abundance of rivers and creeks. Diverse in terms of grapes, eight red and seven white varieties are allowed in Somontano - including native Moristel, Parraleta and Macabeo/Viura (known here as Alcañón), plus international grapes Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay.