VINEYARD: Can Xanet, plot of land covering 2 hectares located in the North of Mallorca, on the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountain Range, with a mild 2.7% slope on lime terrain and overlooking the Bay of Pollensa.
The vine is grown according to reasonable practice to achieve quality grapes: plant cover between rows, short pruning, green pruning in order to keep optimal production, phytosanitary treatmeants only when absolutely necessary and using less aggressive treatments for ancillary fauna, thinning out of bunches after ripe colours appear and manual picking of the best bunches.
VINTAGE: A very hot year, which began with abundant rains in January, and somewhat more moderate during the rest of winter and spring and practically nonexistent throughout the summer. With moderate rainfall in Autumn and especially in December.
HARVEST: The harvest of the Merlot, the Syrah and the Mantonegro grapes was from the 25th and 30th of August. The harvest of the Callet and the Gorgollassa grapes took place on the 16th of September. All of them were gathered in 15 kg crates.
WINE-MAKING: After a day storage at 8oC, the grapes were taken to the wine cellar and de-stemmed over a wooden cone-shaped so there is no rush. The fermenting process, at a temperature between 25oC and 29oC and using their own yeasts, lasted 20 days, beying stirred twice a day, followed by maceration till begining of October. The malolactic fermentation took place in escrow and then the wine was aged in barrels.
AGING: The wine is aged 12 months in 225 and 500 l. french oak barrels (23% new barrels, 23% one year old, 23% two years old and the rest 31% in three year old barrels) at a controlled temperature. After the coupage, it was kept in deposit 3 months until it was bottled. It was then kept another 12 months in the bottle until going on sale in the year 2020.
GRAPE VARIETIES: 44% Merlot, 38% Syrah, 9% Mantonegro, 8%Gorgollassa 1% Callet
A little intense cherry colour, on the nose we find aromatic coffee, black fruit and wild herbs. Elegant, tasty, long and with a fine fitterness at the end.
ALCOHOLIC VOL: 14%
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5,4
SERVING: It is best served in a decanter at 14-16oC.