Origin of the name: Fet a Mà, translated from Valencian, means “handmade”. The hand that prunes the vines, the hand that picks the grapes, the hand that manipulates them, the hand that helps convert them into wine. The hand that holds it, the hand that bottles it, the hand that labels it and puts it in the box. The hand that opens the box, the hand that serves the wine. The hand that enjoys it.
Grapes varieties: Monastrell 80% and Cabernet Sauvignon 20%.
Vineyards: 40 years old Monastrell located in Salinas, near the Vinalopó Valley, on sandy and slightly salty soils. Low growing vines in goblet with a limited production to 3 kg per cep, naturally.
30 years old Cabernet Sauvignon located in Finca Collado, on sandy soils. Low density trained vines with irrigation support with water from the subsoil.
Altitude: 550 m.
Harvest: by hand in September and October 2017.
Characteristics of the vintage: 2017 was a hot and dry year, so it was necessary to use irrigation support and do a good work in the vineyards to reach an optimum maturation. The result was excellent and 2017 is a vintage with an exceptional concentration of the grapes.
Winemaking and aging: maceration for 10 days with very gentle pump-overs. At the end of the fermentation, the Monastrell and the Cabernet were blended together, being racked to second and third year oak barrels, to be aged for 12 months.
Bottling date: June 2018.
Total production: 8 987 bottles.
Tasting notes: high intensity color, without reaching saturation. The nose is very intense and complex, with very well combined aromas of fruits, balsamic notes, liquorice and coffee. In the mouth, it has a good entry, silky, and a tasty entry on the palate, with a little very ripe tannin. At the end, a slight acidity and a balsamic aftertaste provide to the wine an essential balance.
Food pairing: cheeses, pâtés and foie gras, cold cuts, all kinds of meats, elaborated rice and stews. Good combination with dark chocolate and red jams.
Alcohol: 15% vol.
Temperature of service: 14-16ºC
Box of 6 bottles