About Finca La Melonera: Founded in 2006, La Melonera is an estate nestled in the Serranía de Ronda, a sub zone of the Sierras de Málaga DO, and a top quality wine growing project involved in the restoration of varieties on the verge of extinction. Under the leadership of four shareholders, one of which is the Perelada group ( owners of Castilla de Perelada) who are responsible for the vineyard management. Resident oenologists are Ana de Castro and Delfí Sanahuja. The estate compromises of 196 hectares of which 9.5 are vineyards, 4 of these are farmed organically and the rest is in the process of being converted. The red varieties grown are Tintilla de Rota, Blasco, Corchero Tinta and Melonera and the whites are Quiebratinajas, Morisco and Platera. They also grow the classic varieties Garnacha, Syrah, Monastrell and Cariñena. Although the variety gives its name to the winery, the Melonera, occupies only 1 hectare of plantation.
Vinification: Blend of Tintilla de Rota, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 9 months in untoasted French oak barrels. The grapes come from vineyards farmed following minimal intervention techniques and located at altitudes between 600 and 900 metres above sea level. Harvested by hand, each grape variety was meticulously vilified in stainless steel tanks.
Description: Aroma of black fruits, fresh with fine herbal minerality and terroir. Fresh, meaty and round with ripe tannins. Long finish.