With body, complexity and character
Terral is a mixture of Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The soil composition in the vineyard is a mixture of clay and limestone. The 2009 vintage is characterised by a wet spring and a very hot, dry summer. As a result, production was reduced, but it gave very concentrated grapes. The grapes were carefully selected in the vineyard and harvested by hand in small boxes. The wine remained in French oak barrels for 16 months.
A dark ruby colour with touches of purple. An intense bouquet of ripe fruit, like blackberries and blueberries, together with cedar and tobacco. In the mouth it is structured and well-balanced, with concentrated ripe fruit flavours and notes of spices. Long finish.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VINEYARD
Vineyard name: Sumarroca estate
Vineyard size: 5 hectares.
Soil composition: clay and limestone.
Vine training: Double Royat
Altitude: 150-200 m.
Production/hectare: 4,000-6,000 kg (depending on the variety)
Year planted: 1985-1999
WINEMAKING AND AGEING
Varieties: 40% Syrah, 35% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Harvest: third and fourth week of September
First vintage of this wine: 2006
Number of bottles: 10,000
Stainless steel tanks
Alcoholic fermentation duration: 14-20 days (depending on the variety)
Fermentation temperature: 26 °C
Maceration technique: pumping over and delestage
Maceration duration: 16-22 days (depending on the variety)
Barrel size: 225 litres
Barrel age: 1-2 years
Type of wood and origin: French oak
Ageing time before bottling: 14 months
Ageing time in bottle: 15 months
Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
Residual sugar: 0.3 g/l
Acidity: 6.0 g/l
Owner: Sumarroca family
Winemaker: Oscar Llombart
Total hectares of vineyard: 300
Year founded: 1984
Total winery production: 2,000,000 bottles
Region and denomination of origin: Catalonia – DO Penedès