Aromas of cherry and candied berry fruits are prevalent. On the palate this rugged Tempranillo is chunky, pulpy and has delicious vanilla notes with flavours of chocolate and spice backed up with decent fruit.
The term “Cather”, originates in the Greek, Katharois, meaning “Pure.” This origin is in turn reflected in the purity and authenticity of our wine from the privileged area of Ribera del Duero, Gumiel de Mercado, an ancient winemaking area full of subterranean cellars cut out of rock.
LOCATION:Gumiel de Mercado, in the heart of Ribero del Duero, 20km north of Aranda.
CLIMATE: The Ribera del Duero has moderate to low rainfall (450 mm per year), dry summers, with temperatures of up to 40oC, and long, harsh winters, with temperatures reaching as low as -18oC. There are also marked variations in temperature within each season. The climate may be said to be a mixture of continental and Mediterranean, with more than 2,400 hours of sunlight.
VINEYARDS: 25 years old vines from Finca de Revillalcepo.
OAK:6 months in French oak.
Residual Sugar: 1,31 g/l
Total acidity: 4,81 g/l
SOIL TYPE: Silty or clayey sand.
The vines used for Cathar are planted at 829 m above sea level and are low yielding– about 2.5kgs per vine.
90 POINTS JAMES SUCKLING