£16.50/ 0.75 L btl
Wine Finca Durona 2004
|Type||Red Wine Crianza|
|Alcohol content i||13.5%|
|Bottle size and vintage||0.75 L - 2004|
The Heretat Mont-Rubí winery owns over 300 hectares of vineyards, woodland and mountainous terrain in the municipality of L'Avellà. Most of the vines they cultivate are local Penedès varieties such as Sumoll, Grenache, Carignan, and white grapes like the Xarel·lo and the Parellada. Mont-Rubí pay special attention to the Sumoll, a rich traditional grape variety which fell out of favour for different reasons and is scarcely cultivated nowadays. The Mont-Rubí winery is the first modern cellar to believe in the Sumoll and its expressiveness once more.
The Durona wine comes from vines planted at altitudes of between 500 and 700 metres in the Alt Penedès region. Its coupage is mainly based on Sumoll, together with Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, and a little Merlot. After vinification, it is aged in French and American oak barrels for twelve months before being left to stand in the bottle.
In the glass, it has a light crimson colour and its lack of density is perhaps an indicator of its subtlety. It is easy to distinguish from other wines because of its delicious aromas; delicate hints of cologne, lactic notes, leather, coffee, toffee, damp woodland, orange peel, honey and quince ... Moving it around the glass awakens smooth aromas of embers, figs, fine dark chocolate and glue. We recommend decanting this wine as on first opening it is sometimes a little closed with aromas of forests and truffles.
It offers an elegant consistency in the mouth, with little density which means its very fresh character can show through. In fact, two different sensations can be experienced; a more fatty profile, like mineral water, and a fresher wine side. An all-round wine, the Durona surrounds us from many directions.
- Vinification material:Wood
- Ageing period:12 months
- Type of wood:French oak
- Optimum serving temperature:16ºC
Utterly disasterous cork!
Dark cherry with a mellow allure of fig and prune. The wine itself is very pleasant especially with a hog roast however, the cork disintegrated when opened and had to push the rest in, the second bottle I have, I will just plunge it in rather than pick the crumbled cork out of my wine glass! The wine, I would give four stars only for the cork spoiling the experience!by: Antonio (09/10/2019) - Vintage 2015
At first impressed. Then a slowly pervasive bitterness . Not a well balanced wine despite plenty of flavours.There are lots of better wines at this price point I am afraid. Yes I did take the time to decant.by: Vinissimus Customer (30/07/2019) - Vintage 2004
Surprisingly deep.Continues to develop when left a while afer opening.Care needed when opening to avoid cork fragmentation. However the effort is worthwhile. Good value.by: Peter Tamkin (09/12/2019) - Vintage 2004
This has a powerful bouquet and 15 years of very effective aging turning this into a lovely wine which is quite some bargainby: Phil D (18 Jun) - Vintage 2004
Our 2nd top wine from Spain
This is good value for money, a very special Spanish table wine.
Wine from Bodega Heretat Mont-Rubí
Founded in 1984 in an old 19th century building, Bodega Heretat Mont-Rubí is located on an estate ina large area of forestland and vineyards around the village of L'Avellà in the Alt Penedès region. Their project is key to understanding the recent history of the Catalan grape variety Sumoll which would most probably have disappeared if it hadn't been for the winery's hard work and commitment to cultivating and using it. The...