Alma de Casa
ALMA DE CASA | This new project is part of Long Wines’ New Discoveries Wines - hidden gems from small garage and family-run wineries, as well as curated cuvees from more established wineries in lesser-known regions. Alma de Casa is made at a family-owned estate where traditions have been passed along through the generations, combined with modern, state-of-the art facilities.
YECLA | Vineyards are set around the town of Yecla in Southeast Spain, between 400m and 800m above sea level, in a rugged hilly “spaghetti western” landscape where the influences of the Spanish Meseta meet the Mediterranean plain. Sun-drenched days and low rainfall contrast with cool nights, providing excellent grape growing conditions.
BLEND | 70% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon & 10% Syrah
VINEYARDS | Sourced from two distinct areas - the high elevation Campo Arriba region in the north with limestone dominant, poor soils and Campo Abajo to the south with richer, clay based soils.
WINEMAKING | Grapes are hand-selected, then pressed and macerated at 24ºC. When desired alcohol level is reached fermentation is halted and maceration continues for an additional 20 days. The wine is then moved from steel tanks to barrel where it spends 3 months in American and French oak.
ALCOHOL | 14.5%
TASTING NOTES | Deep cherry red color with intense aromas of ripe fruit, typical of the Monastrell grape. Perfectly well-balanced and smooth, fruity and with a long finish.