Lunares Wines

The wines in touch with tomorrow.

Lunares Tinto

Name: Lunares Tinto 2014

Type: Sustainable Red Wine

Vintage: 2014

Winery: Bodegas Lunares

Region: D.O. Sierras de Málaga, Serranías de Ronda

Variety: Garnacha, Syrah, Tintilla de Rota

Alcohol: 14,50%

Quantity up to date: 12,000 bottles

Elaboration: In this wine, the winery is trying to get an important presence of fruit and great freshness, using the wood only to accompany. Grapes come from the 1,000 metres high plantation named Ronda la Vieja, on the base of the Acinipo Roman ruins and the 600 metres high plantation named Huerto de la Condesa. A first selection is made on the land and a second one at the sorting table. Once the wine is in the vat; a cold maceration within 5 days is done until alcoholic fermentation begins naturally controlled between 21-23ºC. Malolactic fermentation is spontaneously done in the vats, finishing in barrels with a work of lees. This wine has had a 6 months aging in 500 litres French oak barrels.

Colour: Vivid lively violets and blue and red shades

Nose: Berry fruits and red flowers go with a delicate toasted beginning

Mouth: Mild tannins and slight remembrance of blue flowers. Great acidity complements the fresh and fruity way

Climatology: The 2014 grape harvest was warmer and dryer than the one in 2013, what made us monitor closely the evolution of the grapes in the vines, holding on to get a great maturation of the tannin, without losing freshness nor an excessive level of alcohol in the wine. Syrah was harvested the second week of September, and Garnacha and Tintilla the third week.

Average Temperature: 14C

Pairing: Pork, fatty fish

Awards/Medals: Best Red Wine "Sabor a Málaga" 2014

 

Lunares Blanco

Name: Lunares Blanco

Type: Sustainable White Wine

Vintage: 2016

Winery: Bodegas Lunares

Region: D.O. Sierras de Málaga, Serranías de Ronda

Variety: Chardonnay and Sauvingnon Blanc

Alcohol: 14%

Elaboration: Both varieties of grapes come from the 1,000 metres high plantation named Ronda La Vieja, on the base of the Acinipo Roman ruins. The altitude of the vineyard and the detailed work on the land permit us to have wines with a very good acidity in these latitudes. The two varieties were harvested together, eliminating the grapes that presented symptoms of too much sun. A special cold maceration during two days was done in the winery, after that, was the time to press, decourbage and wait for the fermentation to begin naturally.  Fermentation was done between 14ºC and 15ºC during a month and once it was finished, we decided not do malolactic fermentation to boost freshness. This wine was raised on lees for five months, taking care of these lees.

Colour: Beautiful golden yellow with green reflections.

Nose: A high fruity load appears in the nose, prevailing white fruits, such as pears and apples, over a slight remembrance of tropical fruits. A touch of white flowers complements the whole set.

Mouth: Long and unctuous in the mouth, a characteristic of Chardonnay and the time spent on lees. Sauvignon Blanc, at this altitude, with its acidity      

Average Temperature: 9%

Pairing: Salmon, tuna and even some poultry.

Awards/Medals: Best White Wine "Sabor a Málaga"

 

Lunares Rosado

Vintage: 2016

Type: Sustainable Rose Wine

Winery: Bodegas Lunares

Region: D.O. Sierras de Málaga, Serranías de Ronda

Variety: Merlot, Garnacha

Alcohol: 14%

Elaboration: Merlot comes from the vineyard named Ronda La Vieja. It is located on the 1,000 metres high base of the Acinipo Roman Ruins. Garnacha comes from the plantation named Huerto de la Condesa, 600 metres above sea level. After a rigorous selection on the land and again in the winery, a special one-night maceration was undertaken. Before natural fermentation, grapes were pressed and debourbaged during two days. Merlot fermentation was done in a stainless steel deposit at 15ºC – 16ºC and Garnacha at 18ºC – 19ºC in 500 litres barrels. Once alcoholic fermentation was finished, we decided not to do malolactic fermentation to boost freshness. This wine was raised on lees in a vat for five months.

Colour: intense, remarkable and bright dark pink that comes from a nocturnal 12 hours maceration

Nose: Red fruits, together with a touch of white flower

Mouth: Powerful, dry and continuous remembrances of red fruits. Intense and long-lasting.

Average Temperature: 10C

Pairing: Rice and red fruits salads

 

Lunares Altocielo

Name: Lunares Altocielo

Type: Sustainable Red Wine

Vintage: 2012

Winery: Bodegas Lunares

Region: D.O. Sierras de Málaga, Serranías de Ronda

Variety: Syrah, Graciano and Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol: 14.5%

Quantity up to date: 9

Elaboration: The three varieties come from the plantation which has the same name as this wine:  Altocielo. The vineyard is 900 metres high located in the middle of a holm oak wood. We do a vine-growing that respects the environment, boosting the existing biodiversity. Each variety is harvested separately, which allows us to know the characteristics and potential of each one. A first exhaustive selection is made on the land and secondly at the sorting table. Once the grapes are in the deposit, a cold maceration during 4 – 5 days is made until alcoholic fermentation controlled between 24ºC and 26ºC begins. Tasting determines the drawing off, but always after long periods staying in the vat up to 35 days. Low pressing is done to avoid adding non desirable shades to the wine. The malolactic fermentation begins in the deposit and finishes in the barrel. Aging takes 12 months in 500 litres French oak barrels.

Colour: Dark picota cherry

Nose: Black fruits, berries, blue flowers and balsamic.

Mouth: The entrance into mouth is silky, with a gentle astringency and an acidity that envelops the mouth. The balsamic traces and black fruits, also with a touch of black liquorice make a sip a delight for the senses.

Climatology: The 2012 wine harvest was very dry. Because of these hard conditions for the development of the vines and the ripening of the grapes, we decided to move the wine harvest forward. One week in the earlier varieties. Syrah and Graciano were harvested the third week of September and Cabernet Sauvignon could wait until the end of October.

Average Temperature: 16C

Pairing: Red meat, lamb.

 

D.O. Sierras de Málaga

Serranía de Ronda

Andalusia, Spain

Bodegas: Vetas, F. Schatz, Kieninger, Descalzos Viejos, Samsara, Doña Felisa Chinchilla,  Joaquin Fernandez, Viloria, Pasos Largos, Morosanto, Lunares, Excelencia

 

 

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