The story of this wine is one of hope and trust. After working tirelessly to bring you a wine, Tarima, that met our exacting standards, we are now able to give you Tarima Made with Organic Grapes. For surely as our world evolves, it is important that you can trust our wines to be made from grapes harvested from impeccable vineyards.
APPELLATION: D. O. Alicante
GRAPE VARIETAL: 100% Organic Monastrell
VITICULTURE: Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Organic Goblet trained vines. Cultivated completely by
hand, with minimal human intervention. Harvested by hand.
SOILS: The soil is dry and shallow, and is primarily composed of limestone, which is the mother rock.
The soil is intermixed with large chunks of pure chalk. The largest marble quarry in Europe is located
near our vineyards, testament to the chalky quality of the soils. Marble is the product of chalk, or calcium
carbonate, that has been compressed over a very long period of time.
CLIMATE: Continental, with some Mediterranean influence. A very unique microclimate that is the result
of the convergence of the three previously mentioned mountain ranges, combined with the high altitudes,
that are unique to this sub-region of Alicante.
HARVEST: Beginning of October
WINEMAKING: The grapes are sorted meticulously at the winery, and fermented in stainless steel open
top fermenters by indigenous yeast. The wine is transferred to primarily new French oak Bordelaise and
Burgundy barrels and some second use barrels for malolactic fermentation.
AGING: 6 months in second vintage French oak Bordelaise and Burgundy barrels. Tarima is aged in the barrels
used for the previous vintage’s Tarima Hill.
WINEMAKER: Rafael Cañizares
750ml / 12pk