Finca Museum La Renacida Cigales 2021

Finca Museum La Renacida Cigales 2021

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Finca Museum La Renacida Cigales 

Region: Cigales, Castilla y León, Spain

Vintage: 2021

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: 35% Tempranillo 20% Albillo Mayor 20% Garnacha 15% Verdejo 

5% Grenache Blanc 3% Bobal 2% Mencia

ABV: 14%

Notes:  Sustainable, Vegetarian, Vegan
On the nose, lifted aromas of red cherry, wildflowers and orange peel mingle with earthier notes of wood smoke and spice. The palate is full-bodied with a juicy core of red berry fruit, structured by fine tannins and revitalising acidity. The finish is long and complex.
‘La Renacida’ – translated as ‘the renaissance’ – is produced exclusively from once-abandoned vines now nearly 100-years-old. The 2.94 ha single vineyard was planted in 1927, but was subsequently neglected. Since 2015, the Finca Museum team has been dedicated to this site's restoration. The soils, composed of gravel and sandy limestone, are poor in organic matter with low water retention. The extremely low-yielding vines produce less than three tonnes per hectare of intensely concentrated fruit. At 798 metres above sea level, the region’s warm, dry summer days are tempered by cool nights. This extends the growing season and produces complex aromatics while retaining naturally high acidity levels. As is tradition in Cigales, the site is co-planted with red and white grape varieties. The site is dry farmed and managed following sustainable principles.

Finca Museum is based in Cigales, a small DO located in Castilla y León, east of Valladolid. An area originally known for producing dry rosados, it is now also gaining recognition for its wines made from Tinta del País, a thicker skinned Tempranillo.